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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 3, 1997
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR, NUMBER 31


THE


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INDUSTRY DEEP WATER PORT FINE PEOPLE SAFEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456' THURSDAY, APRIL 3,1997


City Answers Three Questions


Minor Matters Clear Way For Marina Construction
e Port St. Joe City marina, heard from Gulf Pines ed to consider an ordinance to
ssion discussed the Hospital President Hugh Steeley, limit parking time on Reid Avende
ment of Community awarded the contract for Ward during Tuesday evening's regul-r-
letter of response to the Ridge water and sewer and decid- ly scheduled meeting.


Hugh Steeley, owner of Port St. Joe's the board his recent problems with the
Gulf Pines Hospital, appeared before the Franklin County Commission would have no
City Commission Tuesday night to assure affect on the local institution.


Hospital Not Affected


Due to the recent shut down
of Emerald Coast.Hospital in Ap-
palachicola. Gulf County resi-
dents are concerned about the fu-
ture of Gulf Pines Hospital.
Rumors from various sources
have targeted the recent Chapter
11 bankruptcy of Provident Medi-
cal Corporation who operated
Emerald Coast and tied the affect
i.. nto local, .Wedical care facilities,
such as Gulf Pines Hospital.
* "Marquis Management Group.
inc. of Port St. Joe surrendered
its license to operate in Franklin
County, but continues,operation
full force in Gulf County. Marquis


President Hubert Steeley present-
ed the Port St. Joe, City Commis-
sion Tuesday night information
on the recent happenings.
Steeley informed the City
Commission that Emerald Coast
Hospital has struggled in the past
and that Gulf Pines Hospital was
subsidizing its operations. When
the Frankin County Commission
Save the option to break the cur-
rent lease agreement on the cost-
ly facility, they did.
He 'also reported that Gulf
Pines Hospital is not under reor-
ganization. In the next few weeks
SSteeley said they will struggle,


Tupelo Honey Fest


Saturday
The seventh annual Tupelo
Festival will be an event of Satur-
day, April 5 in Wewahitchka, the
home of the world famous, tupelo
honey. The event recognizes the
importance of the" unique sweet-
ener, which is harvested in only
one place in the world-the Apa-
lachicola River valley.
The celebration will begin at
10:00 a.m. and continue until
3:00 p.m. All times are central.
The festival grounds
are located in beautiful
Lake Alice Park, under
the huge oaks on the
shore of Lake Alice, in
the center .of Wewa-
hitchka. Many vendors
will be gathered to offer


but the long range future looks
very bright and Gulf Pines should
be impacted positively. Steeley
also expressed desire to the City
Commission for reactivation of a
community hospital committee
the board has had in the past
and meet as soon as possible to
Establish formal dialog.
Mayor Pate and commission-
ersagrdetto reestablish a hospi-
tal committee and hold a meeting
within the next two weeks.
In addition, Marquis Manage-
ment will continue to operate
home health services and clinic
care in Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka.


to Get Underway
DCA notified the city, in a let-
ter received Monday, that they
needed a little more information
before they made a final decision
to give their stamp of approval to
the marina project or require a
costly, time consuming DRI study
(Development of Regional Impact);
City Clerk Pauline Pendarvis
received the letter Monday
requesting (1) assurance of no soil
contaminationn on the'old Hess Oil
,tank farm property. (2). long term
!plan to protect sea grass beds in
,St. Joseph Bay, and (3) additional
water quality information from
around the bulkhead of the pro-
posed marina site. The letter was
signed by' Charles Pattison,
Director of Division of Resource
Planning and Management DCA,
and sent to the City's environ-
mental consultants, Post Buckley,
last Friday.
SBill Kennedy, Preble-Rish Inc.
(Consulting Engineers, told The
tStar that it would only take two to
three days to gather the informa-
tion and return it to DCA. He said
that most of the data was already
in the hands ofDEP Including the
requested soil samples.
Mayor Frank Pate told the
board DCA had offered to shorten
the review period from 35 to 25
.days in order to expedite the
process as much as possible.
The city commission recently
returned to their original marina
design (120 wet boat slips,and 39
dry slips) after determining that
downsizing the marina to avoid
permitting problems would not
.generate, enough revenue to be
economically viable.
SWard Ridge Water and Sewer
The board formally accepted
.L,..SLT. Churchwell Jnc.'s (Panama
SCity) bid of $443,030 to install
water and sewer service to the
Ward Ridge area and Gulf Coast
Community College annex pend-
ing a firm commitment from
David Warriner to furnish the ser-
(See QUESTIONS on Page 3)


in Wewa
arts and crafts, a varie-
ty of food, and enter-
tainment featuring the
sounds of Tom Collins.
"Ulee's Gold" t-shirts will be
given free to the first 1,000 people
who purchase a 3 Ib, 12 oz. jar of
tupelo honey from L.L. Lanier.
Victor Nunez wrote and directed
the movie "Ulee's Gold" which
was filmed right here in the tupe-
lo swamp around Wewahitchka.
He decided to name the film town
Wewa,' and Gulf County shows
up everywhere in the film.
Peter Fonda and Patricia
Richardson [Jill of "Home Im-
provement") were the main cast
for this film which will be re-
leased in this.area sometime this
summer.


Forward One Hour


Time Changes


It's that time of


the year again! Yes. this Saturday
night-or more properly. Sunday
morning-the entire nation,
including Gulf County. will
once again revert back to
"daylight-savings time" at
S 2:00 in the morning, after
operating on "eastern
Standard time" since the
last weekend in October.
Be sure to set your all
of your wristwatches, alarm
Clocks, grandfather clocks or
sundials FORWARD one hour so
you won't be tardy for church ser-
vices or your other appointed tasks
of the day.


SUnfortunately, this will give you
NW ~one less hour of sleep Saturday night.
... but it'll be returned to you in the fall
when the time changes once more to eastern standard
time.


Street Work Progressing
SWork is progressing on the revitalization of four blocks
of Reid Avenue. This photo was taken Tuesday and shows
the sidewalk work progressing to the middle of the 300
block on the west side of the street. The structure, jutting
out into the street beside the construction worker, is one of
several planters which will contain a decorative street light,
colorful plants and shrubs and a bench for pedestrians to
rest on.
As soon as the west side of the street is complete, work
will start on the east side. The street will be a 2-way thor-
oughfare when it is finished.


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Period Until cPaper Prices Riset
Port St. Joe's Florida Coast Paper Company, L.L.C. mill which
has been scheduled for an indefinite shutdown will cease opera-k
tions probably Saturday morning, according to mill officials. The
uncertainty, even ine n the shutdown time, s brought bout by a
need to finish an order for paper already in production aond the
failure of a boiler causing a shutdown of one machine last week
Already some workers have been idled by the partial closure of
operations. With the full cessation of production Saturday, most
of the mills 630 employees will be temporarily out of work.
Mill management has stated that a Crew will continue working
for about 12 or 13 additional days preparing machinery for an
easy restarting. Management personnel aill be used to periodical-
ly "turn over" machinery during the shutdown period. a
The mill is being forced into an idle situation by an extremely
sluggish paper market in which, according to the mill's officials
paper is selling for considerably less than it costs the mill to make
it. In an earlier release announcing the shutdown, they
announced that it will be for an indefinite period. This is still the
case. Management has said that the mill will start up immediate-
ly, as soon as the soft paper market firms up a bit.
Mayor Contacts Board Chairman
Last week, Port St. Joe Mayor, Frank Pate, held a telephone
conversation with Harold Wright, Chairman of the Board of
Florida Coast Paper Company, regarding the local situation.
Mayor Pate said that Wright told him he realized the frustrations
of the community since he had been reared in a town that was
highly dependent on a paper.mill, and he knew what it did to a
community when the mill goes down.
Mr. Wrightfollowed up with a letterPate received Tuesday
afternoon expressing his concern and hopes relating to operations
of the mill. The following statements by Chairman Wright at least
held out some hope for getting the mill back in operation at an
early date:
"I can only say that it is our intent to restart
the Mill as soon as market conditions warrant.
T We believe that the linerboard:market has
reached its trough and that prices should start
to improve sometime late in thesecond quarter
of this year. The question of how much and
when will certainly control just when the Mill
can be restarted."
The Chairman of the Board further stated:
"We have a tremendous belief in the long term
future of the Port St. Joe mill and have found
the value of the assets to be far above our orig-
'inal expectations. Too, the employees have
been most cooperative and we have found that
they have the dedication, commitment, knowl-
edge and skills to compete on a worldwide
basis."
And further promised to work diligently to get going as soon as
possible.
'"As I committed to you, we will watch the ever
changing market conditions and cost reduction
opportunities daily. Working together will cer-
tainly hasten the day the mill will start up."
A complete reprint of the letter can be found on Page 3 of this
issue of The Star.












THE STAR

PAGE TWO -:THURSDAY, APRIL 3,1997


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Air Park

Deserves Looking Into For Development

THERE ARE RUMBLINGS GOING on about the development
of an air park, here, out at the Costin Airport, changing the
grass strip into an attraction for light industry. it's beginning to
attract attention, too. The more attention it attracts the nearer it
will get to becoming reality.
This might be the bait which causes an industry or two to lo-
cate here. It takes bait of some sort. We are out of the beaten
path so we need an attractive incentive of some sort, rather than
just moving over and making room for some firm, be they big or
small, to get into bed with us.
We remember back some 25 or 30 years ago, when we: were
interested in learningto fly and actively pursuing that capabili-
ty, along with about a half dozen other people. We would have
given anything, then, to have a grass strip such as is available at
Costin Airport. If we had been able to get it then, we might be a
step or two ahead today, toward development of an air park and
industrial development area.
AVIATION IS .THE WAVE of the future, just as computers
are part of what makes commerce tick. Any community with a
viable and attractive air park is a step ahead of communities
which do not have these facilities.
Our county commission needs to encourage the development
of such an air park and offer what resources it can piece togeth-
er to help in its development. It's a valuable asset to have.
The fact that the airport property owner has offered to give
his installation to the county for development is no small gift, ei-
ther. The present owners are doing the groundwork on what
could be a very valuable asset and an attractive drawing card.for
future firms to locate here.
We hope they don't study this gift horse too long, but act
quickly and decisively to insure our future.
THERE IS A TYPE of industry which is compatible with our
community, just itching to locate adjacent to small air parks
around the country. Air travel is important to them and property
increases in value by leaps and bounds in such locations. Let's
get in on the' ground floor while we. give incentive for Gulf County
to experience solid growth.


Tobacco Bogeyman
TOBACCO AND RELATED products are taking it on the
chin, here of late. With the Governor of the State of Florida want-
ing to gain the right to sue big tobacco companies for their share
of paying for the treatment of Florida folks who contract tobac-
co-related diseases, such as cancer and emphysema, the state is
attempting to make them liable.
Then, locally, with the head of the county health department,
Doug Kent, wanting to make tobacco use by youth illegal; Judge
Moore agreeing to look favorably on punishment for .those who
violate this ban and the Gulf County Commission attempting to
pass an ordinance banning the sale and its use by teen-agers;
tobacco is indeed-set upon in-Gulf County, -as-weL l. ., --..
IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT a segmentof.youth opposes
Sthe concerted action against this product. After all, snuff and to-
bacco are mainstays of the young athlete, just as it is the adult.
A youth feels as if he is just a few years nearer to being an adult
with a chaw in his cheek
What he is, is just a few years closer to contracting any num-
ber of fatal illnesses. But, isn't he/she indestructible? Won't
they live forever, even if they do abuse their young bodies with
the likes of tobacco? They like to think so!
This is another case of adults attempting to protect their be-
loved youth from danger and the youth failing to see any danger
particularly imminent.
It's sad that high-ranking officials feel they have to take such
drastic steps to protect impressionable youth, but such is the
case.
WE DON'T SEE WHERE the Governor has such solid ground
on which to stand, with his attempt to make big tobacco liable
for the expense of treatment. Didn't those folks get these diseas-
es after using tobacco products. of their own free will? Didn't
they make that decision, even after it was discovered that its use
caused cancer?
With the tobacco companies. beginning to admit that it was
known to them that their product was addictive and caused dis-
ease, the Governor might have a chance to make them liable.
Without the admission of that knowledge; forget it!


k Hunker Down with Kes byKesleyColbert


Passing Shots


To
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I don't have a clue how these
things happen to me. I'd actually
been rocking along pretty good.
Minding my own business: Just
trying to stay out of everybody's
way.
"Kes, Jesse needs his
Hepatitis B shot for, college next
year. Can you pick him up and get
him to the health clinic at 2:00?"
."Yes dear." See how accom-
modating I am. 'Course, if you've
been married six weeks or longer,
you recognized right off that that
"pick him up at. 2:00" stuff was
only in.the form of a question.
; I officially checked him out of
school with Mary Lou and We


started-
-Jess, where are you sup-
posed to get this shot?"
"I dunno, in the arm I hope."
"I mean", one of these days
I've got to have a long talk with
that boy, "are we going to Dr.
Wayne's, Dr. Joe's, the hospital, is
there a special Hepatitis B wel-
come wagon come to town?"
"I dunno,, what did Mother
say?" Jess didn't appear to care
whether we got anywhere or not.
I'm haying to do all the think-
ing here ...... she did say some-
thing about making an appoint-
ment ..... health clinical "I'm
pretty sure we're suppose to be at
the health clinic." I smiled and
kind 'a swelled up with a little
mini-pride, "And your Mother
accuses me of just half listening
to her."
Jess, as usual, didn't say
nothing. He mostly only speaks to


me upon direct cross exarmina-
tion.
Maybe he was thinking about
that shot. I figured I'd make a lit-
tle sport to liven up this adven-
ture. "Boy. I remember my school
shots! Jess, they sent out the big
nurses with the extra large,
square pointed needles. They ran
us through like cattle. They'd
immuned us against diphtheria,
German measles, polio, hoof and
mouth disease and was lining us
up for the whooping cough when
Artis Blackmore broke and ran for
the house. It didn't take that six
foot three inch nurse but about
30 yards to run him down.
"Me and LaRenda Bradfield,
Ricky Gene Stafford and Randall
Pinson tried to go out the third
grade side window but a white-
uniformed Amazon was blocking
our path. General pandemonium
was about to break obsel"


"BOYS AND GIRLS. STAND
STILL" VWe reckoned right off by
her size and fog horn voice that
the all-time head nurse was
speaking. She froze everybody in
their tracks, quelled the Insurrec-
tion and undoubtedly saved the
class forever from the miseries, of
whooping cough.
"They don't have the, big ones
giving you those shots by acci-
dent."
I sneaked a quick peek at
Jess. He didn't even seem phased.
I'm not even sure he was listen-
ing. Heck, there was some doubt
we were even in the same vehicle.
I was going to have to give
him my number one big nurse
story.
SI busted up my shoulder once
in a football game. I was hurting
like you wouldn't believe. I'm
squirming and writhing all over
(See KESLEY on Page 3)


Cong. Allen Boyd Fits Right In With Our Kind of


I CONTINUE TO get good
vibes from our congressman, Al-
len Boyd. His visit here last
Thursday did nothing to discou-
rage this situation and everything
to encourage it.
This isn't to say that former
congressman Pete Peterson
wasn't a good, honest and effec-
tive law maker. So far as I know,
he was an effective pubic servant
and represented his district--our
district-with an earnestness
born of an eagerness to serve ef-
fectively.
He just didn't think like we
do, nor have the same ideas. He
was different and this difference
kept the constituents unhappy
with his performance. He per-
formed adequately, but not al-
ways like we in the district would
have our congressman perform.
He was honest and told us
the truth all the time. The trouble
was, we didn't want to hear his
version of the truth. It had too
much of a liberal ring to it.


'JUST THE OPPOSITE is true
with Allen Boyd. He tells the
truth too, but he is promoting the
theme we adhere to in the pan-
handle.
We're not all 'good old boys'
but we have a lot of similarities
with 'good old boys'. They're con-
servative and we're conservative,
at times almost to a fault.
Boyd eats hamburger steak
and mashed potatoes, just like we
do.
He travels in a Buick, but it's
not a brand new Buick. It has
paint peeling off the radiator, just
as some of our cars do. He's not
above walking frdm one point to


another. In fact,, he 'stays' five
'blocks from the House office
building and walks to and from
work every day. [We say 'stays'
because he is quick to tell you he
doesn't live in Washington, D.C.
and doesn't stay.there any longer
than he has to.]
Another point in his favor!

SINCE BEING SENT to
Washington, he has gotten down
to the brass tacks of being odr
Representative. He has joined ;a
minority group known as the
"Blue Dogs", which is a coalition
of both Democrats and Republi-
cans, who are interested in mak-


ing America a better place to live.
They are 23 souls in number
and they offer their support or
their criticism to any group,- the
President, Democrat or Republi-
can-if they don't agree their ac-
tions'are in the best interest of
the nation at large.
That's good!
It's his opinion [and, inciden-
tally, ours too] that there is en-
tirely too much partisanship in
Washington to represent the na-
tion as it should be represented.
To quote Boyd [and I'm sure
he wouldn't mind] "I would be in
favor of starting a third party, if I
knew how." Incidentally, this is
the same ingredient which
prompted Peterson to quit. He
just couldn't figure out how to
work in the system to get done
what he wanted to accomplish.
Boyd seems to have this
problem solved with his member-
ship in the "Blue Dogs".
He says they even have a
couple of members in their group
from Californial Maybe there's


hope for that state, yet!

WHEN HE WAS informed of
our economic difficulties here in
Port St. Joe and Gulf County, he
called the head man of the De-
partment of Community Affairs
and stayed with him until he re-
ceived some positive, answers to
the matter of issuing the neces-
sary permits, so we could start on
our new marina.
The same is true with our at-
tempts to get at least some of the
lighthouse property and the light
in particular. Gulf County inter-
ests are attempting to gain own-
ership in order to put the keep-
er's houses to some gainful use
and make a tourist attraction out
of the light itself.
This activity could take five or
six years to accomplish through
the usual channels. The con-
gressman got the process cut
considerably.

HE IS STAYING in touch
with local officials and the man-


People

agement of Florida Coast Paper to
offer his assistance where it can
do us all some good.
You ask, "How is that going
to put food on my table?" Frank-
ly, I don't know, but it is comfort-
ing that someone who has the
power to help us, should the op-
portunity arise, is interested
enough to keep in touch and of-
fers whatever clout he might
have.
He could just utter a few sym-
pathetic words and a pained ex-
pression over the situation and
nobody would think harshly of
him. But, as it is, the manage-,
ment of Florida Coast Paper
knows someone in high office is
out there urging them to not
leave any ,stone unturned to
crank up again, given the oppor-
tunity; or better still; make that
opportunity.
A congressman who comes
back home to make an impres-
sion, wearing a short sleeve sport
shirt and a pair of khaki pants
can't be too far removed from the
rest of us.


St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
April 4 4:36 a.m. L 0.1 8:50 p.m. H 0.9
SApril 5 4:47 a.m. L 0.3 11:05 a.m. H 0.5
S/ 3:07 p.m. L 0.4 9:47 p.m. H 0.7
/ \ April6 4:15 a.m. L 0.6 10:13 a.m. H 0.7
./ 5:25 p.m. L 0.3
April 7 10:15 a.m. H 1.0 7:01 p.m. L 0.1
April 8 10:46 a.m:'H' 1.2 8:21 p.m. L 0.0
April 9 11:24 a.m. H 1.3 9:33.p.m. L -0.1
April 10 12:07 p.m. H 1.4 10:39 p.m. L -0.2


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997


of FCPC, L.L.C. to
March 26, 1997
Mayor Pate
City of Pt. St. Joe
P. 0. Box 278
Pt. St. Joe, FL 32456
Dear Mayor Pate:
It was a pleasure to talk with you recently
about the upcoming shutdown of the Florida Coast
paper mill and its affects on the employees and cit-
izens of Pr. St. Joe and surrounding communities.
The decision the owners made to shut down the
mill was a tough call, but necessary in order to
minimize the losses they have been incurring since
they acquired the Mill last May. Given the current
market conditions and the uncertainty of how long
this environment will last, left them little choice but
to take this unfortunate action. We sincerely recog-
nize the trauma and anxiety threat the uncertainty
of this shutdown brings.
I can only say that it is our intent to restart the
Mill as soon as market conditions warrant. We
believe that the linerboard market has reached its
trough and that prices should start to improve
sometime late in the second quarter of this year.
The question of how much and when will certainly
control just when the Mill can be restarted.
We have a tremendous belief in the long term
future of the Pt. St. Joe mill and have found the
value of the assets to be far above our original
expectations. Too, the employees have been most
cooperative and we have found that they have the
dedication, commitment, knowledge and skills to
compete on a worldwide basis. Recognizing this, the
decision was made to keep the mill operating over
the last nine months (in spite of the fact the owners
were incurring substantial losses) in order to give
management and the employees an opportunity to
reduce cost and improve operations. Not surpris-
ing, the employees very quickly increased produc-
tion, improved quality and substantially reduced
cost. Unfortunately, these gains were not sufficient


Question


vices to his property.
The city currently has a com-
mitment of $60,000 from the col-
lege and a verbal commitment of
not less than $180,000 from
Warriner.
Phillip Jones, Preble-Rish
engineer, said once the contractor
received formal notification of the
award of contract, work would
begin within 20 days.
Residents of Ward Ridge will
be required to pay a $500 hook-
up fee provided they tie into the
new system within the first 12
months after the system is put on
line. After that time frame, all new


: Kesley
q .that cold, steel table.
"Be still,"-yeah, that's easy
for you to say-" we've got to give
you a shot."
My shoulder was on fire I
rolled around trying to locate the
water hose.
"Go get Berthal"
Listen, big Bertha crawled
right up there with me-stuck an
oversized knee in my chest and
squirted a little excess venom out
the end of a number 10 needle. I
couldn't move. I couldn't talk. I
couldn't breathe. She reached
down and grabbed a'hold of my
arm just below the elbow. My
whole life flashed in front of me.,
The last thing I remember before
going unconscious was praying
she hadn't never heard tell of that
Beowulf character .........
Jess didn't crack a. smile.
Maybe I was getting to him.
We- eased into the clinic and
signed up for the shot "Dad,
these nurses aren't big." Jess
leaned over real close and whis-
pered, "Actually, they're pretty
nice."
"They keep the big ones in the
back"
A very petite, young lady
came out to usher him into the
inner sanctum. "It's a trick, son,
they're just soaking you in!"
I was waiting for him to come
out, feeling Just a tad guilty,
maybe I should'a dispensed with
a couple of the war tales-
"Mr. Colbert, have you had a


hook-ups will
$2,000.


Mayor Frank Pate
to offset the rapidly decreasing cost of our prod-
ucts. This being the case, the owners had no other
viable option except to cease operations.
While I am sure it is no consolation to the
employees and citizens of Gulf County, many of the
owner's other facilities are also experiencing down-
time. Last year, 9 of Stone Container's 16 North
American Mills and affiliates suffered substantial
downtime. This year Stone Container's Mills in
Savannah, Georgia and York, Pennsylvania are tak-
ing significant downtime along with Four M's Mill in
Fort Madison, Iowa. .,-t
I agree with your assessment that we should
continue our quest to reduce cost as quickly as
possible rather than just wait on prices to save us.
I can assure you that we, along with the manage-
ment of the Mill, will continue our efforts to identi-
fy every opportunity to reduce cost and secure the
future of the Mill. The efforts you are making to
reduce the waste treatment plants costs to a mini-
mum will certainly help speed this process. As we
discussed, the Industry is clearly in an oversupply
situation and will probably be more so in the future
than in the past. Therefore, .we must work harder
than ever to reach a cost competitive position.
While we are very optimistic about the future of
our industry and excited about the opportunity
that the Pt. St. Joe Mill offers, we have to control
our own destiny. I am sure the people of Pt. Sti Joe
are equal to the task.
As I committed to you, we will watch the ever
changing market conditions arid cost reduction
opportunities daily. Working together will certainly
hasten the day the mill will start up.
I encourage you to keep in touch with Ferrell
Allen in order to stay current on future develop-
ments.
Best regards,
/s/Harold D. Wright
Chairman
Florida Coast Paper Co., L.L.C.


Continued From Page 1


be assessed at


Original estimates for the pro-
ject ranged in the neighborhood of
$900,000, but after receiving bids
the revised estimate is consider-
ably lower at $550,000.
Parking Ordinance
Parking problems on Reid
Avenue have been magnified with
the beginning of the downtown
revitalization work and downtown
merchants are asking the com-
mission to help iron out the prob-
lem.
Bill Laine, downtown mer-


(From Page 2)
tetanus shot."
"Oh, yes ma'am, I've had all
my shots. When I entered the first
grade they sent these big--"
"You need to renew your
tetanps every couple of years."
"Ma'am, I just brought my
son down here. I'm waiting for
him to finish. I certainly didn't
come for-'
"Our records show you need
the shot, and you want to set a
good example for your son."
"Yeah, Dad," Jess walked out,
smiling. Smiling?
"Listen ya'll, I'm just passing:
through-"
"Sign here, I'll alert the nurse.
It will 'save you from having to
come back later."
Jess was making "big signs"
and holding his hands two feet
apart demonstrating the approxi-
mate size of the needle as they
wrestled me away.
I'm the only guy in the histo-
ry of the known world to get a
tetanus shot for just minding his
own business. 'Course, I've got to
admit Janet gave me the first no
pain shot I've ever had. And she
wasn't as big as a minute. I kept
wondering why they didn't
have'em like her back.in my inoc-
ulation days.
Jess and I thanked 'em all..
S. and got the heck out of there
as fast as we could. Ain't neither
one of us had our Hepatitis A
shot.
Respectfully,


Big Barn

ea Market 8 Antiqu

"Antiques to Junk"

Great Prices with a Better

Variety of Merchandise



Hwy, 98

4 Port St.
Joe

227-7410


chant, presented the board with a
petition, signed by many of the
downtown merchants requesting
that the city establish an ordi-
nance limiting parking time on
Reid Avenue.
During discussion, it was
noted that the worst violators
seemed to be some of the down-
town merchants themselves and
their employees parking on Reid
Avenue in front of other mer-
chants' businesses and leaving
their vehicles throughout the day.
The board had asked Police Chief
Bucky Richter to notify mer-
chants of the problem and point
out other parking arrangements
with them during their last meet-
ing.
Indications from Tuesday's
meeting were that it didn't solve
the problem. So, the board unan-
imously decided to hold a public
hearing during their next board
meeting (April 15th) to consider
adoption of an ordinance to limit
parking time on Reid Avenue and
appropriate fines for violators.
In Other Business
*Approved a zoning change
request for Lots 21 and 23, Block
32 for St. Joe Papermakers
Federal Credit Union.
*Approved the state's 457
retirement plan allowing employ-
ees to voluntarily add retirement
dollars, in a more structured
retirement plan using payroll
deductions.
*Heard a report from
Superintendent of Public Works
Frank Healy, stating that ,the
city's composting project was 85%
complete and should be opera-
tional by June 1st.

Easter Egg Hunt

Success, of Sorts
The Merchants' Easter egg
hunt was a bit soggy, but kids
came, eggs were hidden and a
large number of the eggs were
found.
This all despite the fact the
rains washed out many of the vol-
unteers scheduled to work the
hunt. All 2,000 eggs were hidden
before the rains came, with vol-
unteers turning out for this event
in full force, but the precipitation
which started about the time the
hunt was to begin caused their
numbers to dissipate down to a
skeleton crew.
But the event proceeded on
schedule with a large number of
kids braving the inclement weath-
er.


Vegetable

Plants
Fresh, Strong Plants
Grown in Our Own
Greenhouses and Put on
Our Shelves Every Day

$550
STRAY

BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
Phone 229-2727


Paper Mill General Manager


Speaks to Kiwanis Club (Tues.)

Advises Them On Reasons for Mill Shutdown and
Gives Prospects for Time of Starting Up Once Again


The Kiwanis Club heard the
details first-hand, Tuesday, of
events which are forcing Florida
Coast.Paper Company's mill here
in Port St. Joe to shut down for a
still indefinite period of time. Fer-
rell Allen, general manager of the
paper mill, told of the down side
of the matter as well as hopes for
the future.
Allen said there was more be-
ing read into the fact that the mill
is "shutting down cold than is ac-
tually there."
"Stone's mills have made a
practice of shutting down cold
when they shut down, unlike for-
mer owner, St. Joe Paper Compa-
ny. It is simply the way they do
things as opposed to the way
SJPC did things," he pointed out.
'Wee're shutting down in a man-
ner to preserve operating integrity
so we can start operations again
with the least possible effort," he
pointed out.
Allen said the reason for
ceasing operations is due to the
"horrible state" of the- paper mar-
ket at the present time. "It is sim-
ply costing us more money to pro-
duce the paper than we can
.'charge for it," he said. 'The paper
market has been depressed for
some time, now, but recently took
a drastic plunge downward and
we simply couldn't continue los-
ing that much money."
The mill management had at-
tempted to even things out
through a reduction in force
which was accomplished mostly
through attrition, retirement.
Allen stressed that it was still
uncertain how long the paper mill
will be down.
"But, the bright side of the
picture Is that we are already get-
ting into position to start produc-
ing again, once the market evens
out more," Allen stated. 'We have
'a good mill here with good poten-
tial and a superior work force and
e're not about to lose that," he
assured his audience.
"Meanwhile, we're taking
steps to cushion the blow of being
out of work as much as humanly
possible, for our people." he said.
"We're making it easy


through special arrangements
with the unemployment compen-
sation people to get them bene-
fits. We'll have work during the
down time to maintain the Integ-.
rity of the mill. We plan to save
up the tasks which need perform-
ing until we have several days 0of
work which which needs to be


done, so as not to interfere with
anybody's unemployment bene-
fits," he pointed out.
'The company will keep all
employees' health insurance in
force during this time we are now
faced with," he.stated.
Allen closed with the admoni-
tion to "Use more paper!"


N&&pfituudtn

FDIC


The Star reported in last
week's issue that Gulf Corrections
Institute's 'scheduled June 1
opening of the newly constructed
annex had been put on hold by
the Florida Department of
Corrections.
It was hoped that the annex-
opening' along with 100 correc-
tions officer jobs and support per-
sonnel, totaling somewhere in the
neighborhood of 250 new jobs,
might soften the blow of recent
loss of jobS,, cutbacks, .and
planned layoffs involving industry:
and business in the county.
S But, a surplus of prison beds
in the DOC system has delayed
the annex opening according to
GCI Superintendent Henry Alford.
He also stated that he had not
Received any notification from
DOC as to when the projected
opening of the addition might:
take place.
During a telephone interview
with Senator Pat Thomas,. hestat-
ed that DOC currently has,
approximately 20,000 surplus
prison beds in the system that are
either built, in the construction
process or approved for construc-
tion. He noted that there were
63,700 inmates incarcerated in
the state facilities while 70,000
beds are built and ready to be
staffed. When those beds that are


Port St. Joe Office
401 Fifth St.
Port St. Joe
227-1416


Apalachicola Office
58 Fourth St.
Apalachicola
653-9828


approved for construction 'and
under construction are added, the
total reaches approximately
83,000 beds.
Sen. Thomas did state that he
was optimistic GCI's annex would
be staffed in the near future
though. Pointing out that GCI's
annex has a mix of single bed and
multi bed cells and that the sur-
plus of single beds in the prison
system was not near as large.
Sen. Thomas said he had spo-
ken with Governor Lawton Chiles
concerning the possibility of
starting. to utilize the single bed
portion of the facility, especially in
light of Gulf County's economic
condition at this point and time.
Governor Chiles and Senator
Thomas agreed the GCI annex
should be given a "top priority"
and every effort would be made to
"'open at least some portion of it as
soon as possible, Thomas said.
Superintendent Alford point-
ed out that three blocks of the
new annex could be easily, con-
verted.for single bed use housing
117 inmates per block for a
potential single cell capacity of
351 inmates. Two of the blocks
are currently in the process of
being converted to single cell
blocks, according to Alford.


Mexico Beach Office
1202 Highway 98
SMexico Beach
648-5060


Text of Letter from Board Chairman


GCI Annex Opening


Given Top Priority

Sen. Pat Thomas Optimistic GCI
Annex Will Be Staffed in Near Future


We e tde eatie! Out




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IRA





5.65% Rate



5.77% APY



$100 Minimum Deposit to open an account

Direct Transfers & Rollovers from Other Retirement
Plans & IRA's are accepted

* No penalty on withdrawals made within the first 7

days

* Interest is subject to change quarterly


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997


Engaged
Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Davidson of Port St. Joe are proud
to announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage ;of their
daughter, DeWana Davidson to
Mark Coopwood, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Treadwell B. Coopwood of
Birmingham, Alabama.
The bride-elect is a: graduate
of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School,
Gulf Coast Community College,
and is currently a student at
Florida State University. She will
graduate in April with a B.A.


degree in Business Management.
Her fiance is a graduate of
Shades Valley High School and
Auburn University with a B.S.
degree in Mechanical Engineer-
ing. He is currently employed by
Georgia Pacific in Zachary,
Louisiana.
The wedding ceremony will be
held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday,
May 17 at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe,
with a reception following in the
church fellowship hall. No local
invitations are being sent. All
friends ahd relatives are invited to
share in their union.


Lexi and Devin Strickland

Celebrate 2nd and 1st Birthdays
Lexi aid, De\-in:-gre excited -- Thomars Strickland of,,ensacola,
to celebrate their birthdays to- Mr. & Mrs. Carl Chandler of Kin-
gether with many friends and ard, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Baxley of
family on Saturday, February 22. Port St. Joe, Mr. & 'Mrs. John
Their parents, John and Nat- Sack of East Point, Mrs. Chester
alie Strickland, would like to Murzyn ofApalachicola, Mrs. Carl
thank everyone for making this Wintern, Mr. & Mrs. Frank
day so special. Brown, and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Fleu
Lexi and Devin are the grand- all of Pennsylvania.
children of Mr. & Mrs. Karlton They are also the great-great
Strickland and Mr. & Mrs. Danny grandchildren of Mrs. Edward
Baxley of Port St. Joe, and Mr. & Brown, Mrs. Edward Dees of Port
Mrs. Craig Fleu of Pennsylvania. St. Joe, and Mr. Jack Radle of
Their great grandparents are Pennsylvania.



Immunizations a Must!


The Gulf County School
Board and Health. Department
have implemented a program to
provide the immunizations for the
present sixth graders who must
complete the hepatitis B vaccine
series, a second dose of measles
vaccine, and a tetanus-diphtheria
booster prior to seventh grade.

Parents of the, sixth grade
students have received notices
with this grading period report
cards, concerning the status of
their child's series that were
taken from the Health Depart-
ment's records. Review the letter
and follow the procedures that
are given.
Private doctor's immuniza-
tions are acceptable, but written
verification must be sent to the
school.

If there are questions or an
appointment needed, contact the,
Health Department at 227- 1145
or 639-2561 .or. Gulf County


School Board Health Services at
639-3633.

Taco Salads
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Association will be selling
taco salads Friday, April 11th
from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at
the Senior Center or at Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe, and they will
also deliver, them to local busi-
nesses.
The dinners will consist of a
taco salad with tortilla chips and
all the fixings plus iced tea for
only $3.50. Please call 229-8466
to place your order.

Bridge Games
Bridge will be played at the
new Senior Citizens Center at
2:00 p.m., E.S.T., each Monday.
All interested bridge players are
welcome to join. For more infor-
mation, please call Sohdra Gress
at 227-1182


"Parenting After Divorce"


Class Offered at Clinic


Gulf County Guidance Clinic,
Inc. has announced that it will
offer a class entitled "Parenting
After Divorce" on Saturday, April
19. This training will be held at
the clinic from 9:00 a.m. until;
noon and is designed to examine:
how parents can help themselves
and their children overcome the
pain and disruption of divorce.
Since the effects of divorce
are so far-reaching and intense,
parents and children often get
stuck in feelings of anger, sad
ness, and confusion. This training
will help parents ,understand
what is going on and how to help
their children and themselves
0 l 1 1


Garrett-Madrie

Will Marry
Jerry Neal Garrett, son of
Edith Merle Garrett, of Port St.
Joe,. and the late Joseph Neal
Garrett, will be united this month
in matrimony with'W. Misty Lynn
Madrie, daughter of Charlotte M.
Gable, both formerly of Stone
Mountain, Georgia. I
The ceremony will take place
on Saturday, April 12th at 4:00
p.m. at the Highland View Baptist
Church. All friends and family
members are cordially invited.

Women's Support
Group Beginning
Gulf County Guidance Clinic.,,
Inc. has announced that it will be
starting a weekly "Women's.
Support Group" beginning!
Thursday. April 17 at'5:30 p.m.,
This group' will' mneet"every
Thursday at the Gul CGeunty.
Guidance Clinic. Inc. Wellness,
Center In Port St. Joe.
The clinic has indicated that:
this group will provide discussion..
information and support for
women's issues including rela-1
tionships, co-dependency, domes-T
tic violence; adjustment concerns
stress and any other topic central
to women. This group will be facil-.
itated by a professional female;
counselor from the clinic. The-
group will be open to all women
on a weekly basis, and there will
be no charge for participation ini
the group; ,.,
The Gulf County Guidandc
Clinic, Inc. is a professional coun4i
selling and mental health program
that has provided services to the!
community for over 30 years.
Women's support groups have
been offered In the past. Anyone
interested in further information
on this group is encouraged to
call 227-1145.

Church Sale!
A rummage yard white elee
phant plus plants and baked
goods sale will be held at St.
James Episcopal Church, in Colt
dewey Hall, on Saturdayj April 12
from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Come rain or shine and find
Just what you have been looking
for.

Interested in
Hospice Class?
Bay Medical Center Hospice
is interested in coming to Port StC
SJoe to conduct a volunteer train-
ing class. Anyone interested
should contact Louise Parker in
Port St. Joe at 227-1861 or Cathy
Rifenburg at 1-800-700-1236.


Blooming Bedding

Plants '
Fresh, Strong Plants
Grown in Our Own
Greenhouses and Put on
SOur Shelves Every Day

$650
TRAY

BARFIELD'S
LAWN & GARDEN
Phone 229-2727


heal. Typical feelings, talking with
your child about divorce, develop-
mental issues, visitation and
other areas will all be topics of
discussion.
Professional counselors from
the clinic will conduct this three-
hour Saturday workshop. This is
a continuing series that is offered
on the third Saturday each
month. Interested parents are
asked to call the clinic at 227-
1145 and ask for the "Parenting
After Divorce" course. Advance
registration is required. A nomi-
nal fee will be charged, and a cer-
tificate of completion and booklet
will be provided.

Look Who's 5!
Desarai Denise Quinn turned
five on Tuesday, April 1. She will
celebrate her special occasion on
Friday, April 4, with a skating
party at the Skate Factory in Pan-
ama City. Desarai is the daughter
of Desmond L. Quinh and Al L.
Jones.
Her grandparents are Clifford
and Sandra Jones, Cherry Smith,
George Hines III, and Billy
Charles and Cheryl Quinn, Jr.
Great grandparents are David Lee
and Hattie B. Smith, Pauline
Parker and Billy Charles and Al-
donia Quinn, Sr.


David Turns Five
David Keith Wilson, son of
Ronald and Patty Minger, and the
late Keith E. Wilson II, turned five
on March 15. David celebrated
his birthday with a Star Wars
party. Helping him celebrate were
his.cousins, family, and friends.
Grandparents are Audrey and
Huston Hardy, Sr. of White City,
Cynthia and Joseph Figueria and,
Ms, Lucille Minger, "all of Port St.
Joe, and Brenda and Keith Wil-
son I of Rock, West Virginia.


Announce Birth
Stacey and Gloria Burrows of
Fountain are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Caleb Allen
Burrows, on March 11 at Bay
Medical Center in Panama City.
He was welcomed home by his big
sister, Kara. He weighed 8 Ibs. 12
3/4 ozs.
His grandparents are Earl
and Clovett Burrows of
Overstreet, Norman Griggs of
Wewahitchka and Betty Griggs of
Fountain.


PLANTS
Citrus Stock takes low 20's. Kumquats,
Satsuma Orange, Lemon-Peach, Pear,
Plum, Pecan, Grape,Fig, Japanese
Persimmon, Pomegranate, Blueberry,
Bradford Pear, Native Azalea, Crepe
Myrtle, etc.
SPECIAL
Lg. Bridal Wreath reg. $12.99 now $8.99
Lg. Purple Jap. Magnolia reg. s2 now $17.99
Lg. Dbl. Rows of Sharon-Althea reg. $12.99
now $7.99 Azaleas gallon $1.99
MAC'S NURSERY
Wewa Kinard 639-5176
Drive A Little Save A Lot


Johnnie's

Trim Shop
for All Your Upholstery eeds
310 Fourth Street Port St. Joe
(904) 227-1268
CURTIS LITTLE, Owner/Operator


MARCH SPECIAL ON RECENTLY
REDONE

USED FURNITURE

4-PC. SECTIONAL (includes 2 incliners & hide-a-bed),
Sofa & Matching Loveseat, and
A La-Z-Boy Recliner
tfc 3/6


Desarai Denise Quinn

Celebrates 2nd
JelaiWne Elizabeth Massingill
ceiibr-ated "he .second birthday
with mommy arid daddy at Chu'ck
E. Cheese in Baltimore, Maryland
on February 14.
Jelaine is the daughter of
David and April Massingill. She is
the granddaughter of Harry and
Clodette Caldwell of Port St. Joe
and William and Sharon Massin-
gill of Lake City. Great-grandpar-
ents 'are Stella Jackson of
Owensboro, Kentucky and Mr.
and Mrs. Irvin D. Miller of St.
Joseph's, Missouri.


Jelaine Elizabeth Massingill


S7th Annual




Tupelo Festival


Lake Alice Park *


10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST


April 1997

Arts, Crafts, Food, Children's Activities & Tupelo Honey
CONTINUOUS ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING THE SOUNDS OF TOM COLLINS.


Ulee's Gold T-Shirts Given Away to the First 1,000 people who
purchase a 3 Ib. 12 oz. jar of Tupelo honey from L. L. Lanier.
"Ulee's Gold", a movie released this year, was filmed in
Wewahitchka and surrounding areas during 1996.

2tc 3/27


Davidson-Coopwood


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A Small Two Topping Pizza
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cash Value. Expires April 31, 1997



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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997 PAGE 5A


Bobby Lee Gibbs
Bobby,. Lee Gibbs, 59, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, March 25 at his home.
Reared in Bay and Gulf counties,
he returned to Wewahitchka in
1977 after retiring from the U. S.
Air Force .He served in the Air
Force for 20 years, including a
tour of duty in Viet Nam in 1969.
During his Air Force career,
hewas an aircraft electrician; he
worked in computers; was an
,instructor; and was a technical
writer. For the,past several years.
until 1996, he was employed at
the Naval Coastal Systems
Station. He, was a. member of
Capstone, and the Church of
Jesus Christ of the Latter Day
Saints.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Reniee and
Keith Thomas of Wewahitchka.
and Dara and Ron Ferrante of
Danbury, Connecticut; three
grandchildren,. Jessi Thomas,
Michael ."Ferrante,. and Alex
Fejrante; two sisters.: Louise
Hore Of Callaway.and Claudice
Gibbs of Wewahitchka;. twobroth-
ers' Preston Gibbs and Franklin
Gibbs. both of Wewahltchka: and
a host of nieces and nephews. He'
S is preceded in death by his par-
ents, Von'nie 'and Dewey Gibbs.
The funeral service: was held


t. .



: n-J "wa'; ^ ffernmo*e&
of Our
iQ can w /wnr gof er

i.Wnat Is a grandmother?
Someone who says yes when
mother says no. It-means a
gentle heart, a warm smile and
;a million selfless deeds that say
"I love you".
Tannis, Kara, Aveary, Crystal
and Casio


of Our
iew' ,- 61bthe.
A mother's love Is ours to Keepi
S .. What a priceless thing to
know! Her thoughts stay with us
through the years no matter
where we gol
And I think that nothing in this
world will ever rise above that
single most. Important thing of
all-a mother's love
Love,
Paula. Kimberly


at 10:00 a.m., C.S.T., Thursday
from the graveside at Kemp
Cemetery in Wewahitchka.
Interment followed. Nephews
served as pallbearers. All services
were under the direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home,
WewahitchkA Branch Chapel.

Otis Jones
Otis Jones, 71, of Compton,
California, and a native of Port St.
Joe, passed away on March 19 in
a Los Angeles hospital. Mr. Jones
was born February 28, ,1926 in
Tuskegee, Alabama and has lived
in Los Angeles, for 35 years.
Mr. Jones was preceded in
death by his father, Waitus Jones,
Sr., his mother, Minnie Lee King
Jones, and two brothers. He is
survived by his step-mother, Dora
Jores of Port St. Joe; four sisters
and three brothers, Minnie J.
Likely (Ray), Vernell Williams of
Port St. Joe, Mary Ford (Richard)
'of Favettellle. North Carolina,
Sophia WVoullard (Fred) ofrVallejo,
California. Fred Jones (Annie Lee)
of Wewahitchka, Willie Jones of
Mayo. and Jimmy Pouncell of St.
Petersburg: two aunts, Mary
Jones of Newark, New Jersey and
Poshia :Comer of Panama City;
one uncle; Frank Comer (Louise)
of Panama City; and many nieces,
." nephews, and cousins.
A graveside memorial service
was held Saturday, March 29 at
Forest Hill Cemetery. Comforter
Funeral Home was in charge of
local arrangements.

Henry I. Rogers
Henry Iron Rogers. 66, of
Dalkelth, passed away Thursday
morning, March 27 in -Bay
Medical Center following an
extended illness. He was a lifelong
resident of Gulf County and was a:
painter.
Survivors include a brother
and sister-in-law, Jimmie and
-Elaine Rogers; a granddaughter.
Angel Farris: two great-grandchil-
dren. Kayla and Bubba, all of
Daikelth; and numerous aunts,
uncles, cousins, nieces, and
nephews..
The funeral service was held
at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., Friday,.
March 28 from the graveside at
Roberts Cemetery. conducted "by
Rev. John Clenney. Interment fol-
lowed.
Comforter Funeral Home's
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel was
-'n charge of all arrangements.
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Obituaries


Gary White and Terry Otwell
(904) 229-9333-


Sykes is Awarded
EFNEP Certificate
Recently. the EFNEP Program
in Gulf County took pride in
awarding Ruth Ann Sykes a cer-
tificate of completion from the
University of Florida. Ms. 'Sykes
volunteered for EFNEP When it
first began and is Gulf County's
first graduate.
She stated that EFNEP has-
really helped her to feel better, be
more energetic and lose weight,
also. With the information EFNEP
had to offer, she made changes in
hereating habits, which proved to
be more healthy and brought
results she's proud of.


License/Vehicle
Inspections Set
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting inspection
checkpoints during the week of.
April 4 thru .10 n SR-7.1 near
CR-275, on SR-22 near the Bay
County line, and on SR-71 near
Trailer City.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles operated with defects such as
bad brakes, worn tires and defec-
tive lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention willIbe directed to
drivers who would violate the dri-,
ver license laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these
.checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all'
motorists.


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The Expanded Food and
Nutrition Education Program
(EFNEP) is provided free of charge
by the University of Florida,
Cooperative Extension Service
and Its goal Is to aid limited
resource families with young chil-
dren to buy better and eat better.
You may call your local 'county
agent office to be enrolled.
In the photo above, the certifi-
cate Is being awarded by Sheila
.Hinton. EFNEP Agent (left) to Ms.
Sykes (center) as Denlse Rich,
EFNEP PA for Gulf County (right).
looks on. Roy Lee Carter. County
Extension Director for Gulf
County was .unavailable for the
photo. .
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Gulf County
Republicans ':,
The Gulf County Republican
Party will be meeting next
Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in
the Gulf Courity Public Library.
The meeting is open to all mem-
bers of the Republican Party or
anyone who would like to become
a member of the Republican
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recently. What used to be "The Pizza Kitchen" has relocated to
114 N. Highway 71 and been renamed "P.J.'s Restaurant and
Pizza Kitchen". In its new surroundings, the business offers a
wider menu variety, as well as'expanded hours and delivery.
P.J.'s is locally owned.and operated by Howard and Donna, Smith
and Pete and Marti Larkin. The business participates in the WES
"Student of the Week" program, sponsor a girls softball team,
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Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will hold early registration for
Summer A, Summer B and the
Fall 1997 semester on April 10
from 4 to 7 p.m.
Registration will continue
April 14-25, Monday through
Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to: 7
p.m. and Friday, from 7:30 a.l.
until 4 p.m. in the Office df
Admissions and Recofds.
Registration at Tyndall P r'
Force Base will be held M~y I
from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at' the
Education Services Center and
again on May 12-13 from 3. to; 6
p.m.
Students must have a course
approval card signed by a aadi-
sor to register.
All registration fees for the
first summer term must be paid
on or before May 2. Students are
responsible for all fees due.
Summer A begins May 12;
Summer B begins. June 23. More
information about early registra-
tion is available at (904) 872-
3892.


ACS College

Scholarships
To be eligible for funding for
the 1997-98 academic year, the
cancer survivor must be:
*under the age of 21;
*have had a personal diagnosis
of cancer;
*be a Florida resident and U.S.
citizen;
*plan to attend a Florida college
or university, or an accredited
vocational technical institution,
Applications :for. eligible stu-.
dents must be received in the;
Florida Division office prior to
April 10.
American Cancer Society
scholarships are worth up .to,
$2,000 per year in tuition assis-:
tance, plus an additional $250 for
textbooks. .
If you know of eligible college-
bound students, you should
encourage them to call Marilyn.
Westley at the Division Office fp .
an application packet. The Florida;
Division phone number is 1-80Q0,
444-1410, extension 405.


PSJHS Project

Grad Meeting
There will be a meeting-ofthe
parents (and other interested
individuals), of the Port St. ,Jp
High School Class of 1997 in the
Commons Aiea of the school
beginning at 7:00 p.m. rp
Monday, April 7th.
Graduation is rapidly
approaching so: everyone i
encouraged ,to .attend, to get
involved withthe final plans: for
this worthwhile event. :. .;


SThe Port St. Joe Police De-
partment would like to remind bi-
cyclist and skate boarders that it
is illegal to ride on the sidewalk
on Reid Avenue. Most of the local
merchants have glass doors and
it would be harmful for the shop-
pers, as well as the bicyclist or
skateboarder if a door quickly
opened while the rider was pass-
ing by.
Laws require bicycles ride
with the flow of traffic as close to
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any curbing as possible. Chief
Bucky Ritcher stated, "Bicyclists
are required to obey all traffic
laws. These laws will be strictly
enforced, especially on Reid Ave-
nue."
The police department would
also like to give notice that sever-
al bicycles have been recovered. If
you are missing a bicycle, please
call 229-8265 or come by the po-
lice department located at 410
Williams Avenue.


Highlights from Broadway..


The Bay Area Choral Society
under the direction of Tom Adams
will present the wonderful music
of South Pacific by Rodgers and
Hammerstein, along with selec-
tions from The Music Man by
Meredith Wilson in a program
entitled, "Highlights from
Broadway" for the Ilse Newell
Fund for the Performing Arts con-
cert series on Sunday, April 6, at
4 p.m, in Trinity Church in
Apalachicola. '
A donation of $2 per adult
and $1 per child accompanied by
an adult will be asked at the door
fiom those not holding season
tickets. The Ilse Newell Fund is
sponsored by the Apalachicola
Area Historical Society, Inc.
Among the songs on the pro-
gram are: "Nothin' Like a Dame,"
performed by the Men's Chorus;
"Cockeyed Optimist," sung by
Madeline Poole; -Some Enchanted
Evening," Merrel Young arid
Sharon Philyaw; "Honey Bim,"
Royce Hodge; "Younger Than
Springtime," Wesley Chesnut: I'm
Gorinna Wash That Man Right
Outa My Hair," Women's Chorus:
"Gary,' Indiana," The Chapman
Singers;. and "Seventy Six
Trombones;" the full chorus.,
Bedford Watkins, retired
Professor, of Keyboard, Illinois-
Wesleyan University, is musical
accompanist
Tom Adams is a Professor
Emeritus from Trentono State
College, New Jersey, and contin-
ues to teach at various interna-
tional locations. Majoring in
music as an undergraduate at
Treixton, he went on to' earn a
Masters and Doctorate in
Psychology from Rutgers


University.
Richard Rodgers, one of the
dominant composers of American
musical comedy. is especially
known for his collaboration with
librettist Oscar Hammerstein II.


musL DLe correct s ILelU ne i a
federally approved safety seat
when traveling in a car, truck or
van. Children under 12 years of
age should not ride positioned in
front of an airbag. The back seat
is a safer' place for these kids to
travel. Remember, children need
to stop for a break occasionally.
An unbuckled child is a danger to
themselves and to other passen-
gers.


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Drastically reduced from $165,000 to $155,000. Below
appraisal or rent with option to buy. For information
Call 827-2838 or 647-5423


BEST FOOT FORWARD
By: Dr. Stephen J. Gross, Podiatrist


WHY THE SWELLING?
It's a rare person \who doesn't
experience swollen feet on some occa-
sions. For some. it happens when they
fly, or go about shoeless for some
time, or put in unaccustomed hours
on their feet. But other causes may be
less apparent, and swollen feet may
be a sign of serious problems.
Generally, if swelling occurs in
only one foot it is likely to! be a local-
ized problem of that foot. But if
swelling affects both feet and persists,
it may be a sign of a systemic disor-
der. Podiatrists evaluating swelling
and.other foot symptoms often are the
first health-care professionals to
detect symptoms of circulatory, kid-


ney and other
diseases. When "-' p
that happens. the
podiatrist refers
the patient to his ;
or, her primary
physician for overall management of
the disease, while continuing to pro-
vide skilled foot care.
Continued or repeated swelling
of the feet calls for podiatric exami-
nation without delay.
Presented in the interest
of better foot care by:
DR. STEPHEN J. GROSS, PODIATRIST
HIGHWAY 98 EASTPOINT.
(904) 670-8999,


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION
JAMES HENRY WILDER. File Number 97-17-CP
Deceased.
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JAMES
HENRY WILDER, deceased. File Number 97-17-CP.
Is pending In the Circuit Court for Culf County.
'Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on,whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will. the qualificaorons of the personal repre-
sentatve, enue. or Jursdiction of this Court re
.required to file their objections with thus Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors:of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served with-
in three (3) months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS


NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFIER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date ..f ftrst publicalion of this Notice Is
April 3, 1997.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98 '
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone. 19041 227-1159
Florida Bar N..: 699070
Personal Representative:
Susan C. Wilder
217 Coronado Street
Port St Joe. FL 32456
2tc, April 3 and 10. 1997
~NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Florida Statutes, the undersigned intends
to register with the Division of Corporations,
Department of State, the fictitious trade name
under which It will be engaged In business and In
which said business is to be carried on, to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Turtle Beach Inn.
MAILING ADDRESS: 140 Painted Pony Road, Port
St Joe, Florida 32456.
OWNER (S): Trish Petrie.
ltc, April 3, 1997.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that. pursuant to Chapt r
865 09 Flonda Statutes. the undersigned Ilntenan
to register with the Division of Corporatlons.
Department of State. the fictiious trade name
under which It will be engaged In business and in
which said business Is to be cared on. to-wit:
NAME TO BE REGISTERED: Campbells C .
Drugs.
MAILING ADDRESS 528 5th Street. Prt St Joe.
Florida 32456 1
OWNER IS): City Drugs Port St. Joe. Irnc
lie April 3. 1997
LEGAL NOTICE
The Gulf Coast Workforce Developnmen
Board Is Issuing a Requeti for Proposal for JTPA
T:les IIA. IIC. Ill and One Stop Career Centers'In
accordance with the pre\sloons of the Job Training
Partnership Act
The following are allowable acut]ies to Ie
provided Recruitment. Intake CertlicatioP.
Assessment Basic Skills Traning, PreEmpld-
ment/Work Maturity. Citizenship Skills.
Occupaaional Skills Traininm Remedlaoon. Wotk
Experience. Counseling and Case Man agemert.
Jcb Placement. and Supporuie Senrvices ,.
For more Inflrmation call 19011 913-324
RTPs are due by Monday. May. 19. 1997 at I 00
P.M. ICST Mlnorilry businesses are ellcouragedlto
apply
T.e j:.b Tralmr.i Partnerhip At Is anl Ei u'l Opponunlt
EmplJrer. Program and Aunbherv Aids ard Seri:s ar.,
A' ulable Upr-r Rre uest to Inl.h',duals ud.i D'iratilue'
2tc April 3 and 10. 1997
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
ABANDONING ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE Is hereby given pursuant to Sect n
336.10, Florida Statutes, that the Board of Corty
Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, at its
ular meeting on the 25th day of March, at 6:10
p.m., after duly advertised notice of hearing on d
matter, has closed, vacated, abandoned the int%
est In the public in the following described alU,-
way/roadway.
Wentletrap Avenue (unpaved) between iy
Fryer Lane and Abalone Street
Notice hereof shallbe published one (1) time il-
In thirty (30) days'from the adoption of;:tie
Resolution abandoning said alleyway/roaiway,'
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;:
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Chairman
Attest /s/ Benny C. Lister
Clerk ,
Itc, April 3,'1997.
PUBLIC NOTICE
USDA/APHIS Animal Damage Control is In' te
process of preparing an Environmental
.Assessment relating to a coyote damage mana-
ment program to protect endangered species in t
Joseph Peninsular State Park and Its environs. ;In
accordance with the guidelines of the Natidal
Environmental Policy Act. various alternative to
This proposed action will be evaluated.
The public is Invited to participate in the enlnrn-
mental assessment process by providing any con
cerns, alternatives, or issues you may want to
address. Written comments should be sent. ?to:
State Director, USDA. Animal Damage Condl,
Wildlife Services, 2820 East University Avenue,
GaInesvill, FL 32641 no later than April 15. 1997.
Persons interested in receiving a copy of the final
Environmental Assessment should send their
request to the above office.
2tc, April 3 and 10, 1997. .


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The Indian Pass Boat

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tion. We apologize for

any inconvenience.

Commissioner Warren J. Yeager, Jr., District V
Gulf County Board of County Commission
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Dixie Youth Day of Baseball Sunday
esiae to.be.between 6:30- Due' igl w iggly tne__ wa lio an k -ci~s zau 01 ror n_ L.


Enters FCCB Hall of Fame
Dr. David B. Langston, in the photo above, has been recog-
nized for selection to the Florida Community College Basketball
Hall of Fame as well as being congratulated for his first publica-
tion of How and Why We Must Prepare and Graduate the
Underprepared From Post Secondary Education by the American
Association of Higher Education.


The first annual day of base-
ball at FSU for the Dixie Youth
players will be this Sunday, April
6th. Participants will be leaving
Frank Pate Park promptly at
10:00 a.m. so please have players
dressed in their uniforms at the
park between 9:30-9:45 a.m. for
loading purposes. Return time is

Camping For
Diabetic Kids
Camping opportunities for
children and youth with diabetes
begin in June. The camps offer
recreation and management tech-
nique designed to help youngsters
with diabetes live a full and active
life. Campers also have the oppor-
tunity to share experiences with
others who have diabetes.
Scholarships that offer finan-
cial assistance have been, made
available through the generosity
of several local businesses, and
organizations. Camps run from
June through August depending
on the child's age, and they also
have. family weekends for the
whole family to enjoy.
For more camp information,
please call: Camp Seale Harris,
Florence, Alabama (205) 883-
2556; or Florida Camp for Chil-
dren and Youth with Diabetes,
Gainesville, 4352) 334-1323.
For more information on
camp scholarships, please con-
tact the Pensacola Regional Office
of the American Diabetes
Association at (904) 478-5957 or
1-800-741-5957.


Boating Season Begins In Florida
With the peak boating season boating safety agencies. Last year personal watercraft (PWC), com-
about to begin in the. Sunshine in the Sunshine State, there were pared to 12 in '1995 and 14 in
State, Florida Game and Fresh 1,260 accidents, 804 people were 1994.
Water Fish Commission (GFC) injured and 59 were killed. "We hope this decline is
officers are preparing to inform "Although Florida still the because more people are taking
boaters how to stay alive on the leads in the number of boating boater education courses, which
water, accident categories, we are seeing is now mandatory for, anyone


Unfortunately last year,
Florida once again led the nation
in the number of boating acci-;
dents, injuries and fatalities
investigated by the GFC and other


a positive trend that, these num-
bers are coming down," said Capt
Paul Ouellette, the GFC's boating.
safety coordinator. "In 1996, there
were only four fatalities involving


SenioCitzensActivities Apr


-The following activities and events are planned for remainder of the month of April at
the Senior Citizens and Community Center, located adjacent to the Costin Library (Gulf
County) in the Courthouse Complex on Highway 71 in Port St. Joe. -
Publi B..igob E\ery Tuesday: Earl Bird Bingo at5:90 p.m.;
_-._'. 'A3 ,- ..-... REgular Games.at i"'O p.m NO Smokgng....
Exercise Classes .... ......; .....Each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Movie .... ........ . .. .. Every Friday.
Ceramics Classes .................Monday through Friday.
Diabetic Support Group '.......... Last Monday of each month.
Marquis Home Health
. Therapist Program ............ April 7th at 10:30 a.m.
F: ree BloodPressure Checks ...... April 15th at 10:30 a.m.


OPEN.., ROY TODD, Owner
Mon. to Fr. 7 am-6 pm 306 REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE
Sat.-6:30 am-6:00 pm & Sun.-7 am-I pm, 229-8933
S; ~'"fior th iHandyman U Sportsman ."
For .your convenience we have .. .


*Hardware
*BLP Paint
-Tackle
*Seeds
*Live Shrimp


*Crickets
*Worms
*Rods & Reels
*Gardening Needs


*Nails
*PVC Pipe
& Fittings
*Life Jackets


& Bull Minnows *Hummingbird Feeder & Nectar
Sto 4/3


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born after September 30, 1980
who operates a motorboat,
including a PWC. PWC users are
also.required to wear a personal
flotation device (PFD) at all times."
In 1996, there were 59 fatali-
ties, compared to 82 in 1995. In
addition, there was also a slight
decline in the 'total number of
boating accidents from 1,337 in
1995 to 1,260 in 1996.
"Our officers are beginning to
notice a better awareness of safe
boating practices because of more
Attention in the rews media said
Ouellette. "We also think that the
mandatory boater education
course is helping get the word
out."


However, Ouellette noted all
boaters are not wearing their
PFDs. In 1996, 51 boaters who
lost their lives did not have a life
preserver on at the time of the
accident. ,
"These are 51, people who
might still be with us today if they
had been wearing their PFD when
the accident occurred," Ouellette
said. "Eighty-six percent of all
fatalities involved people who did
not wear their PFDs. Doing some-
thing as simple as wearing a PFD
when boating could have prevent-
ed many accidental deaths."
Ouellette pointed out one
area that has not been declining
is the use of alcohol while boat-
ing, known as Boating Under the
Influence (BUI). Despite all the
educational campaigns targeted
In this area and heavy media
attention, the statistics are not
going down significantly. "This
may be because people do not
treat BUI as serious a problem as
driving a motor vehicle under the
influence.
All boaters are encouraged to
,take a boater education course
from the GFC or other qualified
agency before going afloat.
Classes are taught in every coun-
ty in Florida at least once a year.
Although a boating safety
course is now required for every-
one born after September 30,
1980 who operates a motorboat,
we encourage everyone, adults
included, to take this free course,"
he said. Interested boaters may
find out about the next boater
education course in their area by
calling the GFC's regional office in
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6:45 p.m.
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club,
co-sponsored by the Seminole
Booster Club and Dixie Youth
Baseball of Port St. Joe, is host-
ing this opportunity for local
players to watch FSU play Clem-
son in Tallahassee. It is estimated
there will be approximately 175
players and chaperones partici-
pating in this first annual event.
, Lunches will be supported by

Gulf Rifle Club
The Gulf Rifle Club will hold
its monthly meeting on Thursday,
April 3 at the range on Highway
71. The business meeting will
start at 6:30 and members are
urged to attend and take an active
interest in. the operation of the
club. The scheduled trap shoot for
Thursday will be held after the
conclusion of the meeting.
The club wishes to thank Neil
Goodson and his work crew from
Gulf Forestry Camp for all their
work at the range. The work on
the trap field was outstanding.
The trap field now has concrete
16 yard shooting positions and
walkwvays back to the 27-yard line
meeting ATA standards. Also, all
the grass mowing, weed cutting
and clean-up is greatly appreciat-
ed.
The club has trap shoots on
Sunday afternoons, starting at
2:30 and on Thursday-evenings
starting at 6:30. These shoots are
open to the public. The cost for
one round of 25 targets is.$2.00.
On March 22, the club held
their first monthly PPC and FPOA
bullseye matches of the year.
Dayid Whitfleld shot the top
scores in both matches. The next
scheduled handgun matches will
be on Saturday morning, April
12th, starting at 9:00. Two sepa-
rate matches will be shot:, a
hunter's pistol metallic silhouette
match and a NRA .22 rimflre
bullseye match.
All handgun shooters are
tivited to compete. Since this is
the first series of matches, no
entry fees will be charged and no
awards will be presented. For
additional information about the
shooting events call 229-8421;

Men's Class C & D
Softball Tourney
Thompson Temple FBC Youth
Department will be hosting a
findh' softballll tournament" on
May 16th and 17th in Port St.
Joe.
The round robin tournament
mill be limited to eight teams:
Entry fee is $100 and teams hit
'their own MSP-47 softballs. First
place and individual trophies will
be given to the winner; second
a nd third place trophies will be
given also.
Entry deadline is May 2nd.
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SHARKS BASEBALL
PSJ 13, WEWAHITCHKA 0
Port St. Joe Sharks travelled'
to Wewahitchka Friday to defeat
the Gators, 13-0.
Freshman Ashley Stephens
pitched four innings for the win.
allowing only one hit. walking two
and striking out seven. James
Daniels pitched the ifth inning tb
end the game due to the run-rule,
decision. .
Jesse Colbert lead offensively.
batting two for three with a dou-
ble and a three-run homer.
Cameron Likely, Brian Jenkins,
Ryan Yeager and Jarred Patter- ,:
son all had two hits each.
Ed Sumner pitched the whole
game for the Wewahitchka Gators
and Lee Linton had their only,
hit.


PSJ
WEWA


On March 22, the boys track
and field team competed in the
Florida A & M University Invita-
tional in Tallahassee. Thirteen
schools took part in the meet
with Godby placing first with 148
points. Port St. Joe placed second
with 97 -points and. Quincy
Shanks placed third with 86
points.
Placing first in the meet for
the Sharks were:-Marco Givens,
high jump-6'4"; Kelon McNair,
400- meters-50.9; and Gabe
Clark: 1600 meters-4:30.8.
Gabe's time in the 1600 meters
lowered his own school record by
three seconds.
Coming in second for the
team was Josh Todd, pole vault-
10'0".
Ben McCroan, discus-134'4;
Marco Givens, triple jump-42'9;
Tyson Pittman.110 hurdles-15.3;
Germain Clark, 1600 meters-
4:37.3; and Mark Williams, 300
hurdles-41.8; all placed third for
Port St Joe.
L.C. Smith Relays :
Last Friday,- the boys track
team competed in the 18th Annu-
al L.C. Smith Relays in Albany,
Georgia. Twenty-one schools took
part in the meet with Tift Co. of
Tifton placing first with, 70 points.
Pelham placed second with 69
points, and Port St. Joe placed
third with 67 points.
Coming in first place for the
Sharks were: Marco Givens, high
Jump-6'4"; Germain Clark, 800
meters-2:01.3; and Gabe Clark,
3200 meters-10:04.4.
Placing second for the team
were: Tyson Pittman, 110 hur-
dles-15.0 and Gabe Clark, 1600
meters-4:42.9.
Germain Clark placed third
in the 1600 meters with a time of
4:48.5. Ben McCroan, discus-
127'5"; and Jason Holmes, pole
vault-10'0"; came in fourth place
for the team.,
Also coming in fourth place,
with a time of 3:30.8, was the
1600 meter relay team. Team
members are: Jason Holmes
(53.5), Keion McNair (50.7), Nick
Sweazy (53.1), and Marco Givens
(53.8).
Coming in sixth place for the
Sharks were Nick Sweazy, pole
vault-9'6" and 800 meters-2:06.2

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PSJ Track & Field Placed

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and Chad Thompson, 3200 me-
ters-10:50.4.

Lady Track

Team Takes

Second Place
The Port St. Joe Lady Track
team opened their 1997 season in
impressive fashion with a second
place finish at the Bristol Invita-
tional. Winning the seven team
meet was Liberty County with
116 points followed by the Lady
Sharks with 103, Sneads with 76,
Wewahitchka 59, Blountstown
46, Grand Ridge 38. and Greens-
boro 16.
Finishing in first place for the
Lady Sharks were Latrika Quinn
in the 800 and McClain Howse in
the 3200; McClain's time in the
3200 was a school record for the
Port St. Joe Middle school.
Finishing second were Jessi-
ca Hill ,in the 1600, Anna ,Re-
ynolds In the 3200, Nacoa Hogan
in the shot put and the 4 bye 800
relay team of Misty Butler, Lisa
Curry, McClain Howse and Anna
Reynolds. This relay team time
was also a middle school record.,
Finishing third for the Sharks
were Stephanie Maxwell in the
400,- Courtney Lennox in the 200,
Kristie Lowry in the 3200, Ayan-
na Jefferson'in the shot put, La-
cey Johnson in the discus and
the 4 bye 400 relay team of Latri-
ka Quinn, Lacey Johnson, Misty
Butler and Jessica Hill,
Finishing fourth were Lisa
Curry in the 1600, Tiffany Clark
in the 800, Lacey Johnson in the
shot put and Ayanna Jefferson in
the discus.
Finishing fifth were Nicole
Royster in the 200 and Nacoa Ho-
gan in the discus.
"I was very pleased with the
effort that the young ladies gave
in this first meet," said Coach
Vernon Eppinette. "Right now our
emphasis is on getting in shape
and after spring break we will
come back and start working on
technique and pace. We have,
quite a few girls who are compet-
ing in track for the first time and
its always a learning experience
for them."

PSJ High School
Golfers Win Match
Port St. Joe High School gen-
tlemen golfers won a four-team
match last Friday. St. Joe had an
18-hole team score of 327; second
was Wakulla with a 351; followed
by R.F. Munroe with 375 and
Sneads with a 402.
Low medalist for the tourna-
ment was Jason Shoaf with a
score of 78. St. Joe's team scores
were 'Jason Shoaf 78, Clay
Whitfield and Buddy Mongold 82,
Sand Clay Smallwood 85.


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Ashley Stephens throws for the
Sharks.
PSJ 4, FLORIDA HIGH 5
Ryan Yeager recorded the
loss for the Port St. Joe Sharks
against Florida High (10-4) last
Saturday afternoon.
Port St. Joe had a hoping
total of 12 hits, but could not,
turn many into runs compared to
the five hits and five runs Florida
High scored. :
Cameron Likely, Jesse Col-
bert, Wayne Summers, and Yeag-
er all went two for four.
PSJ 300 010 X-4 12
FLORIDA 400001 0-5 52

PSJ 14, OWENSBORO, KY. 4
The Port St. Joe Sharks host
ed their annual Day of Baseball
this past Tuesday with OwensbZ-
ro, Kentucky, Bowling Green,
Kentucky, Wakulla and Port S.
Joe participating. In the first
game, Port.St. Joe beat Owensbo-
ro by the 10-run rule in a game
shortened to five innings.
Russell Young (4-1) picked up
the win for the Sharks on the
mound. Young pitched four in-
nings and gave up two hits, two
runs, one walk and struck out
three batters. Jeremy Dixon
pitched the fifth inning and gave
up two hits and struck out two.
Port St. Joe put together six
of their 15 hits- in the second in-
ning for seven runs. Cameron
Likely and Brian Jenkins both
went three for four with a double
to lead the Sharks. Jenkins also
had a RBI. Ryan Yeager. Jarred
Patterson, and James Daniels fol-
lowed wth two hits each. Yeager
collected four RBI. while Daniels
had three RBI and a triple. Pat-
terson also had a triple. Likely
had two stolen bases and James
Daniels had one.,
Wakulla beat Owensboro in
the second game of the day and
then lost to Bowling Green, Ken-
tucky in the third game.
PSJ 171 1414- 4 15 2
OWENSBORO 002 02-- 4 43

PSJ 4, BOWLINGGREEN,4
Port St. Joe picked up its sec-
ond win of the day and so did
Russell Young !(5-1)..
Freshman Ashley Stepienr
started for the Sharks on the
mound and lasted, four innings.


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Wayne Summers (Sharks) steals second base as Josh Baxley takes
the throw for the Gators.


Stephens gave up eight hits,
three walks, three runs and
struck out two. Young relieved
him in the fifth inning and fin-
ished out the game on the
mound. Young pitched three in-
nings and gave up only three
hits, one walk and struck out
one.
Cameron Likely, Jesse Col-
bert, Brian Jenkins, Ryan Yeager,
James Daniels and.Jeremy Dixon,
each had one hit for Port St. Joe.
Jenkins had a triple while Yeager
and Daniels each had a double.
PSJ 003 001X--4 6 0
BOWLING 100 110 0--3 110

WEWA B'BALL
WEWA 9, EDMONSON KY. 5
In the first game of the Wewa-
hitchka State Bank Classic,
Wewa dominated a Kentucky
team, 9-5.
Josh Baxley (4-1) pitched six
innings, striking out 10. Ike Min-
cy pitched the seventh for the
save.
Baxley, not only hot on the
mound, went three for four with
four RBI. Baxley also had the
game winning hit for Wewa which
was a 2-run single in the sixth in-
ning. Ed Sumner was also hot,
batting three for three with 3 RBI.
WEWA 002 115 X--9 9 4
EDMON. KY 300 101 0--5 7 3


Lady Gators

Softball 15-0
WEWA 10,BLOUNTSTOWN 0
Thelma Bryant pitched her
fourth shut out of the season
against Blountstown (9-7), Friday
evening. This brings the Lady Ga-
tors total victories to 15, with no,
losses.
Amanda Davis had a double
and a triple batting'two for three,
with 3 RBI. Bryant went two for
four with 2 RBI.
WEWA 205 21 --10 90
BLOUNT. 000 000 -- 0 2 1


offensively, both batting three for
three with a homerun. Nicole
Royster also had a homerun, bat-
ting two for four. Parker went two
for two and Ambrose was two for
three.
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CAR 3 22 1 4 00= 12 12


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PSJ 0, CHIPLEY 6
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
travelled to Chipley Monday eve-
ning and lost 6-0. Gena Johnson
, pitched a good game, only walk-
ing one.
The Lady Sharks started hit-
ting too late to recover. Jolyn
Parker got the Sharks' first hit in
the fifth inning and went two for
three. Emily Thompson and Shei-
la Hightower each hit one for
three.
Chipley had a tough defense
with, a center fielder who made
three exceptional catches.


A.1 At -

Thelma Bryant pitched her
fourth shutout of the season
against Blountstown.


Gator first baseman Diana Taunton receives a throw from third
baseman Jenny Hutchinson as pitcher Thelma Bryant (13) watches.


Ed Sumner on the mound for
the Gators.
The Gators' record is now 14-
5 and their next game is Thurs-
day, April 3rd against Taylor
County at home at 5:00 p.m. CT.

LADY SHARKS
PSJ 21, CARRABELLE 12
PSJ 18, CARRARETTJ.E 13
The Port St. Joe Lady'Sharks
were victorious against Carrabelle
in a doubleheader last Thursday
evening.
During the first game, the
Lady'Sharks trailed the first in-
ning by two. They got revenge in
the second inning by scoring ten
runs.
Gena Johnson (8-6) pitched
ite first victory, striking out four
and walking five during a seven-
inning game.
Jolyn Parker led the Lady
Sharks hot hitting spree, batting
four for four, with two triples, one
homerun, and five RBI. Sam Am-
rose went four for five, with a
double and two RBI.
In the second game, the Lady
Sharks won 18-13 in five innings
of play. Katie Kilbourn (2-2)
pitched, striking out four.
Julie Lanford and Emily
Thompson, led the Lady Sharks


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Congressman Boyd Pays Easter Visit to Port St. Joe

Pledges to Help Our Economic Situation Wherever He Can; Deplores Deficit Spending; Scores NAFTA


Representative Alan Boyd
was in Port St. Joe last Thursday,
'paying an Easter :holiday visit to
.'Gulf County and other, points in
.:,.his Congressional district.
1The Congressman met with
about 50 people in the fire station
Thursday morning and had lunch
with approximately 40 supporters
at noon.
The freshman law maker was
critical of life in Washington,
D.C., saying, "It's not like life in
the Panhandlel The people aren't
as friendly; the city isn't as clean
and the place is more dangerous."
He continued, by stating, "I
don't know if it's what I expected
it to be," describing his new place
of responsibility.
In a short address, before
taking questions from the audi-
ence, Cong. Bpyd said, "It is of ut-
most importance that we get our
financial house in order before we
go any further. We have been liv-
ing beyond our means-spending
more than we are taking in-for
30 years, now, and it needs-to
come to a screeching halt!
"Our national debt is now
$5.2 trillion dollars. Our annual
*P payments of interest to service
this tremendous debt takes $250
billion! That doesn't put the first
book in the classroom; it doesn't
put a single policeman on the
beat; it doesn't buy the first air-
craft for the military. It's money
that. is just gone with nothing in
return"
The Congressman said no-
body in Congress is proposing a
'talking' budget to oppose Presi-


'The President's version bal-
ances the budget in the year
S2002, also, but contains a sizable
deficit, any way you figure it," he
pointed out. "We need to nego-,
,. ate the two versions. All of the
'j relatively easy cuts have alreadyL
been made. It is up to us to take
the Initiative to make the hard
cuts which are necessary, in or-
der to have a balanced budget."


-C |
S, ..
dent Clinton's version, except the
"Blue Dog" Congressmen, of
which he is a member. "Our ver-


sion balances the budget by the
year 2002, with a $60 billion sur-
plus," he said.


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The Directory of Classes for


summer semester is now avail-
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(Room 108, Barron Building) and
the Commons Area of the FSU
Panama City Campus. Copies can
also be obtained through -the
Tyndall Air Force Base Education
Office and the Coastal Systems,
Station Training and, Education
Center. For more information,
please call 872-4750, extension
161.
Summer Phone Registration
Summer touchtone telephone
registration for continuing and
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place through April 25. A tele-
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Registrar at the FSU Panama City
Campus from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Page four of the summer Director
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'instrucLidns.


SCORES NAFTA
George Duren posed the
question, "How is NAFTA working
out?
That question opened a flood-
gate of criticism from the Con-
gressman. "I am preparing a bill
at this time to demand a 'level
Splaying field' for our nation. or we
get out of it!" he said. 'We are
forced to compete with nations
who don't pay our pay scale, offer
our worker benefits or have, our
transportation rules and regula-
tions.
"These countries, who 'are
flooding our nation with produce
are still using DDT and other
Chemicals we have proven to be
I damaging to the ecology long
ago," he continued. "It's a super,
cheap, insecticide, but it remains
in the earth forever. Our nation
Shas outlawed its use long ago, in
favor of more costly methods of
Insect control.
'That's just one of many pol-
luting actions practiced by foreign
9 growers.", Boyd said. "Until the
rules are equal for both sides of
Sthe border, we need to get out of
INAFTA." "* .
VMood of Congress 'Good'
I"Tie mood of Congress is
'generally very good," Boyd said.
"'We're already making definite
progress.
"Our 'Blue. Dog' coalition is
making its views felt. The 'Blue
Dogs' is a group of 23 Congress-
men, Democrats and Republi-
cans. who have the interest of the
Nation first in their deliberations.
We even have a couple of.mem-
bers from California," he said.
He said the President has
named an extremely capable man
as his drug czar and he is already
beginning to make progress in
Sthe war on drug;.
LOCAL MEASURES
S The Congressman said he.
has been in contact with local of-
ficials on problems which affect
Gulf County and Port St. Joe.
alone.
S 1 have been brought up to


date and have already intervened
where I might be able do do your
economic situation some good.
The paper mill shut-down is
strictly a decision of the private
sector, but I have 'been able to
speed up matters for publicpro-
jects which will serve to offset
some of your economic prob-
lems," he said.
"I have speeded up the nor-
mal slow process of causing a
change of ownership of Coast
Guard property at the Cape; a


process that would normally take
several years. I have been in con-
tact with the director of the De-
partment of Community Affairs
and Lt. Gov. McKay, to expedite
permits for your new marina
here. You should see some
speedy action here in just a few
weeks."
Boyd pointed out that, "I am
a freshman Congressman, in a
body where seniority gains you
power, so my power is limited,
but rest assured I will help where
I can."


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During March 15th's Day of
Baseball the following winners
were drawn from the pool of
donor tickets: first prize -
$1,00, Lucille Fleming (seated);
second prize $50, Ed Creamer
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case of honey, Ray Little (on
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bonus draw, Paula Presneli
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PAGE 'B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997


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Honor R(

:Wes Taylor, principal of Port
St. Joe High School, would like to
announce the names of those stu-
dents receiving all A's and/or B's.
All A's
Sth Grade: Erica Ailes, Amber
Bolyard, Alicia Christie, Brandon
Davis, Roberta Enes, Laredo
(inn, LaceyJohnrson, Justin
Kent, Daniel Parker, Randall Phil-
lips, Rocker Salzer, Henry Small-
wood, Lea Todd, and Rachel Wat-
son. ,
10tht Grade: Jennifer Butler,
:7 ,


)lls


.... ort St. Joe High School


SRebekah Cope, James, Faison,
Tracey Fitzgerald, Katrina Maes-
tri, Rachel McCroan, 'Julia Six,
James Terry, arid Nathan Wis-'
dahl.
11th Grade: Acacia Clark,
Jeremy Dixon,i Sabrina Hanson,,
Quint Klingbeil, Leigh Lawrence,
Jarred Patterson, ,Amanda Phil-,
lips, Natasha Powell, Wayne Sum-
mers,. Emily Thompson, Casey,
White,,and Casie Williams
12th Grade: Latakka Barnes,
Ronisu Bird, Jesse Colbert, Karen


PortSt. Joe Elementary School


Principal Gerald .Lewter, of
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
has released the names of stu-
dents earning placement on the
honor roll following the third
grading period of the 1996-97
school year.
SThose earning "All A's" were
as follows:
Third grade--Jenna Chesser,
Elizabeth Gibson, Leann Hinson,
katie Hoffman, Elizabeth
Kilbourn, Brittany Kropp, Ashton
Larry, Kayleigh Lewis, Anna
McFarland, Jessica Mock, Emily
Raffleld, Leah Taylor, Jordan
Todd, Misty Tomlinson, Jessie
Weimorts, Lauren Wells, Terrance
Chambers, and Andrew White.
Fourth grade-Sheena Bell,
Nikkitta y Bobzien, Kimberly
;Burkert, Lacey Franklin, Anna
Godwin, Jake Howse,' Chad
Lucas, Michelle Mathews, Kenny
McFarland, Jesslyn Rose, Anna
salzer, Caisey Spriggs, and Megan
Todd.
Fifth grade- Brittany Alford,
Becky Belin, Tommy Curry,
Ashby Davis, Micah Dodson,
Molly Garrett, Brian Jones,
Caycee Kennedy, Randi Sasser.
Cody Strickland, Stephen
Tarantino, and Preston Wigsten.
Sixth grade-James Daniels,
Susan Ellmer, Colleen Falbe,
Patrick Fitzgerald, Margaret
Gibson. Bryan Thomas, Aaron
Watson, and Tyler Welmorts. .
Those: earning '"All A's &
'B's" were as follows:
Third grade-Lanetta Bell,


Ron Bellew, Canda Borden,
Candace Branch, Stephen Dykes,
Nicole Ford, Andrew Furr, Daniel
Hacker, Felicia Hawkins, Misty
Kaufman, Chaney McArdle,.
Victoria McCall, and Justin
Motley,
Fourth grade-Teresa Bailey,
Shanna Barnes, Jed Bolyard,
Travis Burge, Caroline Capps,
Lacy Carter, Beth Cordova, Ryan
Craig, Jenna Hogan, Kyle
Livingston, 'Lacey Lowery, Jarrod
McArdle, Daniel McDermid, Jake
Owens, Whitney Park, Kyle
Pickett, Johna Pittman, Charissa
Powell,. Jonathan Roney, Sandra
Roney, Judith Saas, Samantha
Sadler, Savanna Smith, Lacye
Spears, Stephanie Watson, and
Ryan Wood.
Fifth grade-Collins Abrams,
Jeffrey Bailey, Stephen Besore,
Je.ssica Bland, Simon Collins,
Victor Evans, Jessica Ford, Chris
Fuze, Ashley Haddock, Lyndsey
Hill, Moses Medina, Melissa
Nixon, Nick Reynolds, Will Simon,
B.J. Strickland, Allison Walther,
Josh Watkins, and Melody
Zimmerman.
Sixth grade-Tessa Collins,
Julia' Comforter, Chrystal
Dawson, Addam Duke, Santana
Harris, Chris Hendricks, Jolie
Hogan, Jessica Howard, Kayla
Jefferson, Carla Johnson, Chris
Knox, Ryan Laine, Tessi Layfield,
Terrance Matthews, Andrew
Perrin, Christopher Perrin,
Jenniiferi Raffleld, Matheiw'Ro'se,
SJessica-Sherrill,A na Tankerle:,
Ashley White, Bobby'White.


. Bulldog News


Port St. Joe Elementary School


CTBS Testing
CTBS testing for grades one
through six will take place the'
week of April 7. As a parent, you
can help your child prepare both.:'
mentally and physically for a test
When your child must take a test,
either for a: class or a standaid-
izedfest, you can help.yoi. child
Iby making sure he/she:
1. Gets plenty of sleep the
night before the test is given.
2.' Has a good breakfast on
the morning of the test.
S3,. Has #2 pencils.


4. Arrives at school on time -
the first,bell rings at 75d: a.ni.
5. *Knows that you .think
he/she will do Iwell oni the fest.
6. Knows.that.you feel that
the test is important. .
Celebrity Readers Week
S"Celebrity Readers" 'Week will
be observed in our school the
week of April 14-18. Community
leaders have been invited to come
to our school library to read a
story to a class and tell how
important reading is to them, in
their professions. .


Falbe, Dana Frazier, Lache'rl
Garland, Brian JUenkins, Priscilla
Medina, Bridgett8, Price,' Nicholas'
Sweazy, John" Tatum, Pamala
Weeks, Eric Wisdahl, and Russell
Young '
A's and:B's
9th Grade: Christiana Butler,
Connie Combs, Kevin Conoley,
Jennifer Douds, Lakeythia Fitl-
mores John Gainous, Anna Kirk-&
land, .Ricky.,,Lamberson, Tyler
Lane, Julie Lanford, Lance Larry,
Amanda Marquardt, Scott Mason,
Kareta Monette, Helen Paschall,
Rachel Perrin, Melissa Rowan,
Neikole Royster, Nicole Smith,
Ashley Stephens,, and Ryan Ste-
phens.
10th Grade: Jenny Brock,
Mark Conley, James Daniels,;
AnnaD Duren, Meredith Godfrey,
April OGodwin; ,-Dalia Hamilton,:
Jessica Hill, Rikki Johnson, Katie
Kilbourn, James ; Mahaffey, ,Mat-
thew McCraney, Thomas Money,
Emma Salchowi, Wendy Sander,
Nancy Vanheiden, Tracy Watkins,
and Lindsay Williams.
11th Grade: Michael Aguirre,
Brianne Alford,' Amanda Bate-
man, William Bryant, Seth Camp-
bell, James Caswell, Candice
Fletcher, Lisa Gentry, Kevin
Green, Amanda,' Haney, Jame's
Heinemann, James Kennedy, Kim
Lamberson, Benjamin McCroan,
Eddie Motley, Angel Mullins, Sha-
meka Raines, Tina Ross, Jeffrey
Schweikert, Gretchen Stevens,
Jodie Wear, Bonnie Young, and.
Donnie Young.
12th Grade: Amy Buzzett,
Jeffrey Causey, Gabe Clark, Ger-,
main Clark, Karen Clark, Doyle
Crosby, Carrie Davis, Matt Dixon,
Tiffany Eyslee, Everett Gant, Jon-
athan Gilmore, Michael Groh,
Sherri Hamilton, Shana Ham-
mock, Gena Johnson, Cornelius
Jones, Jada Kirksey, Tina Klope,
Kayce Knox, Olivia Kumarickal,;
Charlie Lanford, Tasheka Lang-
ston, Kristie Lowry, Michael Ma-
haffey, Stephanie Maxwell, Mela-,
nie Quinn, Shinah Quinn, Chris
Richardson, Eric Sellers, Bryan~
Simon, Karen Thomas, Matt
Todd, Pam Watkins, Matthew
White, Josh Whitfield, Nikki Whit-i
field,' Stefanie Wibberg, 'Chrisi t
Wood,, Misty Wood, and Ryan
Yeager. ..


Class Pictures and Make-up
Pictures
Class. pictures and make-up
pictures will be taken on Monday,
April 14. Picture money is also
due on this date.
Kindergarten Registration
Registration; for kindergarten
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
will be held on Friday, April 25
from 8:30 to ,1:00. If your child
plans to attend Port St. Joe
,,Elementary School please bring. .

*your child;.,
*copy of birth certificate;
.copy'of social security num-
ber;
*proof of physical since
August 12, 1996; and -
*proof of immunization. ;
If you need more Information,
-please contact Janet Thompson at


ALA Donation Bolsters Science Department
Charles Osborne and Patricia Nedley' (shown at left) and Malea Mullins (far right) science
instructors at Port St. Joe High School recently accepted a donation of' over $4,500, including a
$500 cash donation, water quality test computer, computer software, and reference publications,
from Joe Bowar and Terence Cake (center) of ALA Environmental, Inc., a consulting firm of scien-
tists and engineers, with offices in Port St. Jbe and Gainesville.
ALA has had a local office in Port St. Joe for about nine years. They have been providing envi-
ronmental'science and engineering expertise to municipal and industrial clients for close to 20
years. The donation.by Melvin E. Lehman and Dr. A. Alvarez Lehman, owners of the corporation is
very much needed and appreciated by the staff and students at the school.


'96-'97


Shark Talk
By: Kristian Richbourg


Congratulations to the varsity
boys' baseball team in their per-
formance against Wewahitchka in
Friday's gane. The varsity pulled
out a victory over the Gators 11 to
0. Saturday, the team played at
home and just couldn't get it
together. They suffered a stunning
loss in a district
game 5 to 4 to
Florida High. Keeep
your head up guys I I
The Lady Sharks
traveled to Florida
High's field last i i.
Wednesday to play i
another tough ball
game. They lost 4 to "
3 In an extra inning;
but on Thursday
they had a double-
header against Car-
rabelle and won both games. The
girls have played hard all season
against tough teams and have
done extremely well.
The girls' track team was
pumped up and ready to go at the
Bristol Invitational. The girls fin-
ished second out of seven teams
with a total of 103 points. The
girls ran a closerace behind the
leader the entire race,, but in the
end, Bristol had just enough


the Health Department, 227-1276
or Cindy Belin at Port St. Joe'
Elementary School at 227-1221.
Book Author Coming To Port
St. Joe Elementary School
Noted author, Sneed Collard,
will be in our school on May 1 for
three presentations. His many
journeys around the United
-States and Asia have given him
the material for his books. This


points to pull out a victory. Tough
luck'girls, you'll get them next
time.
The, boys' track team has
done exceptionally well starting
off the season with high rank
places in meets. This weekend
rn they travel to Albany,
Georgia, hoping to
pr pull out a big win.
i. Good luck Sharks .
S Last, but not
S = least, the varsity
boys' golf team placed
first last Friday. The
jB I boys played at home
i against Wakulla,
Sneads, and R. F.
Monroe with. their
biggest turnout ever
at aigolf meet. They
traveled to Panama City Country
Club this Tuesday (of spring
break) looking for another victory.
According to the golf coach,
Jim Belln, the 1997 golf team has
the most potential he has ever
seen, and vill be an enormous
threat in districts,
.Seniors-enjoy your. spring
break and get ready for gradua-
-tion. It will be here' before you
know it. .


will be a fun and. educational
experience for all. Please join us
on this day.

License For Learning
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McDaniel Joins

Zeta Tau Alpha
Kendra Diane McDaniel was
recently initiated into the Eta
Alpha chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha
at Georgia Southwestern State
University in Americus, Georgia.
ZTA is a women's social fra-
ternity with approximately 222
collegiate chapters in the United
States and Canada. ZTA was
founded in 1989 by nine young
women with a purpose to "intensi-
fy friendship, foster a spirit of
love, create such sentiments, per-
form such deeds, and mold such
opinions as will conduce to the
building of a purer and nobler
womanhood in the world." ZTA
currently has over 135,000 mem-
bers nationwide.
Miss McDaniel is a 1994
graduate of Port St. Joe High
.School.. She is the daughter of
Cathy Mott of Port St. Joe. Kendra
is a sophomore majoring In
SPhysical Education.

Gulf County Schools
Lunch Menu
APRIL 7 11

MON-Breaded Fish, Cole
Slaw, Baked Beans, Bread,
Milk, and Dessert.
TUES-Pizza Burger, Tossed
Salad, Lima Beans, Bread,
Milk, and Pudding.
WEDS-Taco, Pinto Beans,
Shells, Milk, and Cake.
THURS-Chicken Sandwich,
French Fries, Green Beans,
Bread, Milk, Cookie.
FRI-Corn Dog, Corn, Juice,
Milk, and Dessert.

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Minte Gul County Cmmissio


S. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
S FEBRUARY 20, 1997
SPECIAL. MEETING'
iThe Gulf Couinty Board of County
Commissioners met this dale in special ses-
sln with the. following members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., and Warren J. Yeager, Jr.,
absent>. Others present were: Clerk Benny
C. Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham. Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore. Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wibberg. Adminisrrator/Emergency Man-
agement Director Larry Wells. and Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford.
The meeting came to order at 12:00
p.m.. E.S.T.
INVOICE 1995 ROAD BOND
PAVING PROJECT-Commissioner Yeager
moved to approve payment of invoice #10
from Panhandle Grading & Paving (in the
amount of $262,027.40) for work done
through the 1995 Road Bond Paving pro-
Ject, and Commissioner Knox seconded the
motion. Upon discussion by Commissioner
Stanley about complaints ihe has regarding
,Cochran Landing Road (and 2 other roads
in this district), the Board requested that he
Contact David Kennedy regarding his com-
plWaits. After further discussion, the motion
Passed unanimously (4 to 0).
There being no further business, and
upon motion b. Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
Imous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at
1212 p m.. E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
!CLERK

PORT ST., JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 2, .1997
REGULAR MEETING


SThe G.ulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in' regular
session with the following member .pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan 'Peters, Ji. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney. Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Llster, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan
McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wibberg,
Building: Inspector Richard Combs;
Maintenance Superintendent Joe Bearden,
Mosquito Control Director Paul Wood, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford,. Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.I.P 'Administrator Bo Williams,
and Sherifls Department Captain .Joe
Nugent. '
The meeting came to order at 6:01
p.m. .
Mr. Willie Ramsey opened the meeting
with prayer, and Chairman Peters led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion.
by Commissioner Traylor. second by.
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote,' the Board approved the Consent
Agenda (after correction to the minutes), as
follows:
1) Minutes
February'5, 1997 Special Meeting
February 5, 1997 Workshop
February 11, 1997 Public Hearing
February 11, 1997'- Regular Meeting
February 12, 1997 Workshop
February 18, 1997 Special Meeting
2) Court Order
Payment to Attorney Gordon Shuler
(Layfleld #95-161-CF $510.00 to be
paid from Public Defender" Conflict)
Payment to Attorney Gordon. Shuler
(Ward #96-235-CF $520.00 tobe paid
from Public'Defender. Conflict) .
3) Emerg. Man.
School Board Liaison Responsibilities


S4) S.H.I.P. "
Alvern Colvin-Rehab. Loan ($5.000.00)
Grower McLemore, Sr.-Rehab.' Loan
S($5,000.00)
RECEIVE BIDS 9697-13/INDIAN
PASS VOAT RAMP-Pursuant to adver-
tisement to receive sealed bids (#9697-13)
for construction on the boat ramp at Indian
Pass. the following bid was received and
tabled for review and recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler and
Commissioner, Yeager: Southeastern
Mechanical Contracting'$49.000.00.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE MOBILE
HOMES-Pursuant to advertisement to
,hold public hearings to consider adoption of
an ordinance with the following title, the
Board received public comment:
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE
PLACEMENT OF MOBILE HOMES.
RECREATION VEHICLES AND MODU-
LA HOMES IN TH-E UNINCORPORAT-
ED AREAS OF GULF COUNTY. FLORI-
DA PROHIBITING PLACING OF MOBILE
HOMES, RECREATION VEHICLES AND
MODULAR HOMES WITHOUT FIRST
OBTAINING A PERMIT' PROHIBITING
THE OCCUPATION OF MOBILE
HOMES. RECREATION VEHICLES AND
MODULAR HOMES UNLESS THE SAME
MEETS CERTAIN CODES AND STAN-
DARDS SET FORTH HEREIN: PRO.
HIBITING THE INSTALLATION OF
ELECTRICAL SERVICES UNTIL PROP-
ER PERMITS HAVE BEEN ISSUED:;
DESIGNATING THE GULF COUNTY
BUILDING OFFICIALS THE ADMINIS-
TRATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT OFFI-
CER OF THE ORDINANCE: PROVIDING
FOR FEES FOR PERMITS AND/OR
INSPECTION: PRESCRIBING PENAL-
TIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND PROVID-
ING FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, FROM
SAME: PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI.
TY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC- ,.
T'VE DATE i
"'Upon discussion about deleting thd
recreation vehicle" portion of the proposed'
, mobile home' ordinance and about not
using a specific date of manufacture as g
basis for allowing them fo be placed in Gulf
County (conditionWof the homes may varyv)
the Board agreed to hold a workshop on
\.this issue at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. on March I I
1997.
.-


INVOICE SHERIFF'S DEPART-
MENT / COMPREHENSIVE INSUR-
ANCE-Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed an invoice from The Autoglass
Department, Inc. ($327.49) for repair of a
broken windshield in a Sheriffs patrol car,
stating that the Sheriff does not carry a
comprehensive insurance policy. After dis-
cussion, the Board requested that the
'Sheriff pay this invoice.
COURTROOM REPAIRS / COUNTY
JUDGE-County Judge Robert Moore
appeared before the Board to request the
$6.200.00 which the Board agreed to pay
for repairs to the Courtroom, and he
requested an additional $1,600.00 for
bookcases to be constructed across the
back of the Courtroom (County Judge
matched these funds from his budget)
HEALTH DEPARTMENT / PRO-
POSED CHILD SMOKING ORDI-
NANCE-Chairman Peters discussed a let-
ter from the Gulf County Public Health Unit
requesting that the Board adopt"a child-
smoking ordinance to prohibit use of tobac-
co products by children, and Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordinance.
Upon discussion by Doug Kent and Judge
Moore. Commissioner Stanley moved to
advertise to hold public heanngs to consld-
er adoption of this ordinance and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion
for discussion. After further discussion by
.the board about the importance of having
the assistance of parents, the motion
passed unanimously.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE / LUKE
FORD ROAD / ROAD MAINTENANCE-
,Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the City of Port St. Joe will discuss the'
damage donetd and the-maintenance need-
ed for Luke Ford Road at their meeting on
February 26, 1997.
COUNTY' EMPLOYEES/MOSQUITO
SPRAYERS/UNEMPLOYMENT COMP.-
Chief Administrator Butler reported that
the County currently spends approximately
$11,000.00 per"ini'diqulitd.sprayer (based on
a 9 month work,'period) and the cot of hir-
ing them full-time would be $18,500.00 per
sprayer each year (unemployment costs are
between $2,000.00 and $3,000,00).
CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE /
HOWARD CREEK-Chief Administrator
Butler reported that he met with Carl Davis


of Howard Creek, and Mr. Davis is interest-
ed in installing a cable television system in
Howard Creek. The Board agreed that the
Attorney must approve the Franchise
Agreement for the County, and that Mr.
Davis must pay the Attorney's fees (there
would be no cost to the County).
PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL PARK /
E.D.A. GRANT-'Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the County does not
have a tenant for an industrial park, and
the grant funds will no longer be available if
the County does not proceed immediately.
Upon inquiry, Mr. Butler reported that the
County can construct a building and adver-
tise for a tenantss. After further discussion
that there are 2 sites which have been
approved (Highway 22 and Highway 71) and
that'the County must purchase the land
and pay''$178,000.00 in match funds, the
Board agreed to discuss this issue at the
workshop scheduled for 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
on March ll, 1997.
MEETING / EMERGENCY MAN-
AGEMENT-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Emergency Management
Coordinator Nelson is in Orlando attending
a meeting regarding Emergency Manage-
ment funding, and will be back on February
26th. :
INVOICE STRIPING PROJECT /
C.W. ROBERTS CONTRACTING-Upon
motionby Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment of invoice
#7209 D from C. W. Roberts Contracting, in
the amount of $2.780.00, for the striping of
various County roads (corrected invoice).
CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER /
1995 ROAD PAVING PROGRAM-Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved change order #7
(in the amount of $6,343.55) to the. 1995
'Road Paving Program from C. W.' Roberts
Contracting, for striping of the roads In this
project.
INVOICE 1995 ROAD PAVING
PROGRAM / SECONDARY ROAD &
BRIDGE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimouss vote, the Board approved
payment of application #4 (in the amount of
$42,169.44) from C. W. Roberts
Contracting, for work on the 1995 Road


Paving Program.
D.O.T. PROPERTY / HIGHLAND
VIEW BOAT RAMP-Upon inquiry by
Chief Administrator Butler, the Board
agreed for him to notify Jerry Obert, with
the Florida Department of Transportation,
that the County is still interested in obtain-
ing the property beneath the Highland View
bridge for construction of a boat ramp.
ROAD. PAVING BEACON HILL
PARK / BUDGET AMENDMENT-Upon
motion by Commissioner Knox, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved executing a change
order to the 1995 Road Bond Paving Project
(in the amount of $1,750.00) to pave the
entrance to Beacon Hill Park and they
approved amending the General Fund bud-
.get by reducing Reserve for Contingencies
and increasing County Road & Bridge:'
Improvements Other Than Buildings by
$1,750.00 to fund this project.
INVOICE COUNTY ATTORNEY-
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. sec-
ond by Commissioner Stanley, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved payment of
County Attorney Tim McFarland's invoice-
for January, 1997, in the amount of,
$1,470.00.
BEACON HILL PARK-Sheriffs
Department Captain Nugent reported that
Beacon Hill Park is no longer secure, and
the County may want to move the gate so it
can be locked. Commissioner Knox report-
ed that he will take care of this problem.
911 / ROAD NAME MAPS-Upon
inquiry by Captain Nugent about obtaining
a copy of the 911/road name maps, the
Board requested that Chief Administrator
Butler see that the Sheriffs .Department
gets a copy of these maps from the County
Engineer.
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYEE-Maintenance Superinten-
dent Bearden reported that he needs per-
mission to post a Notice of Vacancy for a
Maintenance III position in his department,
and requested permission to advertise for
an employee if no response is received.
DRAINAGE PROBLEM ST. JOE
BEACH-Road' Superintendent Lester
reported that there are no culverts under
Magellan Street at St. Joe Beach, and
(See Minutes on Page 5B)


'







THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. APR. 3, 1997


Blood Tests for Prostate Cancer Offered by althDept,

Being Administered Every Tesday and Thursday During Month April for $10 Fee
.gei: : g ",bt -urrenflg 'Prostate cancer is the secoAsEu
Prostate Specific Antigen tests are offered from 8 a.. until or reasonsot currently Prostate cancer s the second
blood tests, provided by the Gulf 4 p.m. known, African-American men leadingg cause of cancer deaths in
Cnlntv Health Department, the ... have the highest incidence rate of men.


prostate cancer in the world.
*Prostate cancer incidence
rates are 66% higher in black
men than in white men. Mortality
rates are more than two times
higher for African-American men.
A' k., A ,


Aimerican' Cancer Society and
LabCorp for a small fee of $10, are
being administered every Tuesday
and Thursday during the month
of April at both Gulf County
Health Department locations. The


One of Florida's most popular
warm season fliage plants is the
caladium. This colorful, tropical
species, which will grow in all
areas of our state, is relatively
inexpensive, and requires very lit-
tle maintenance. Caladiums, with
their wide variety of bright, con-
trasting colors, add a cool look to
summer gardens.
S Both fancy and lance leaved
caladiums grow well in Florida.
Fancy leaved:, caladiums; which
are the most popular, have large,
somewhat 'rounded leaves, and
are available in a wide range of
foliage colors from pure white,
with strongly contrasting green
veins, to pink, rose and red. Many
of these have showy crimson crin-
kled centers and dark green
veins. The lance leaved caladium
is available in all of these colors
too. But, its leaf shape is narrow
and elongated, rather than round.
The entire plant is somewhat
smaller' than the fancy leaved
varieties.
Caladiums should be planted
in early spring, soon after the
danger of frost has past. In this
article, I'll describe the cultural
requirements of these easy to
grow plants. My information was
provided by Extension Horticul-
ture Specialist, Dr. Robert Black.
Caladiums may be grown
from tubers, or. be planted as
established specimens purchased
in containers from nurseries or
garden centers. Tubers shouldbe
planted about two inches deep'
and 18 inches apart. Established


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plants should be set at the same
depth at which they were growing
in their containers, and'at the
spacing recommended for tubers.
If your soil is quite sandy, amend
it with organic matter before
planting; make sure the site has
good drainage. Caladlums grow
best in a moist, but not soggy soil.
Too much water will cause roots
to decay.
Find a somewhat shaded area
in which to plant your caladiums,
because they can't tolerate full
summer sun. The ideal is consid-
ered to be 40 to 60 percent shade.
Of course, they do need some


sunshine-an hour or two in the
morning Is best. Longer exposure
tends' to bleach caladium foliage
of its attractive colors, and limits
plant growth as well, .
Proper fertilization produces
healthy, large leaved caladium
plants. When growiog',caladiums
in organic soils spread two
pounds of a complete fertilizer,
such as a 6-6-6 or 88-88, per 100
square feet of bed area,.four to six
weeks after planting, and every
two months during the growing
season. For plants' growing in
sandy soil, where'leaching is a
problem, fertilizer should be
added monthly.
Mulching the plants will help
maintain necessary soil moisture
and promote lush, healthy foliage
development. If the soil is allowed
to dry but, the plants will wilt
rapidly.
Caladiums grow best at tem-
peratures of 80 to 90 degrees
fahrenheit, and they make excel-
lent house plants. For indoor cul-
ture, prepare a soil mix of one
part sand and one part peat. Keep
the soil moist, but not soggy. If a
plant turns pale, or doesn't seem
to be growing well, try giving it
some extra fertilizer.,
Cut caladium leaves are very
popular as indoor decorations.
The leaves will last several days if
the freshly cut stems are plunged
into hot, and then cold vater.
Keep the stems in the hot bath
until the water turns lukewarm.
Then, you'll enjoy them, both
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9687-18
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company.
or corporation Interested in providing the County
with the following goods/services:
Dental Insurance Coverage Gulf County
Employees
Speoincations may be obtained from the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
5th Street. Room 148, Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456 (904) 229-6113 / (904)
639-5068.
Delivery date must be specified, liquidated dam-
ages for failure to deliver the unit on the specified
date will be $25.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
bid (s for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock P.M.,
Eastern Time, on April 22, 1997, at the Office of
the Clerk of -the Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street. Room 148, Port St
Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: Nathan Peters. Jr.
CHAIRMAN
2tc. March 27'ahd April 3, 1997.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9607-19
The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, will receive sealed bids from any
person, company, or corporation interested In pro-
viding to Gulf County the following:.
(2) Passenger type vans (1988 1995).
Vans should accommodate 12-15 pau-
:engers and should be rated for pas-
songer use. ,
Specifications can be obtained at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office, 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe.
Florida. 32456, M-F 9:00 am. 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.,
(904) 229-6113.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to deliver unit on
specified date will be set at $50.00 per day. ,
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a*
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the BID
is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock p.m.,
E.D.T., April 8, 1997. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Fifth
Street, Port St Joe. Florida, 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Nathan Peters. Jr.
Chairman
/s/ Benny C. Lister
Clerk
2te, March 27 and April 3, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
TREASURE SHORES LIMITED,
a Florida Limited partnership.
Plaintiff.


J.T. PETTIS,


Case No. 97-03-CA -


Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is given that pursuant to a Final
Judgement dated March 25th, 1997, In Case No.
97-03 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit In and for Gulf County, Florida, In
which TREASURE SHORES LIMITED, a Florida
Limited Partnership, is the Plaintiff and J.T.
PETTIS. Is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the West Front Door of
the Courthouse In Gulf County, Florida, on April
24th, 1997. at 11:00 am., the following-described
property set forth In the Final Judgement:
Commencing at a concrete monument
marking the Northeast Comer of Lot 1,
Block "A", Treasure Bay Unit 1, as per plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 32,,
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida;
thence S8917T15"E, 68.42 feet to a point
on the Easterly R/W line of County Road
No. 30, said R/W being 66.00 feet In width;
thence along said Easterly R/W line as fol-
lows: N152730E, 2581.40 feet to the
point of curvature of a curve to the left,
said curve having a central angle of
5"5835" and a radius of 3852.83 feet
thence Northeasterly along the arc of said
curve for 401.88 feet, said are having a
chord bearing and distance of
N122812.5"E, 401.70 feet to the point of
tangency ofsaid curve; thence N9'28'55"E,
2923.18 feet to the point.of curvature of a
curve to the left, said curve having a radius
of 1946.425 feet; thence Northerly along
the arc of said curve through a central
angle of 2"5804" for 100.82 feet, said arc
having a chord bearing and distance of
N7*59'53"E, 100.8.1 feet for the Point of
Beginning: thence continue Northerly
along the are of said curve through a cen-
tral angle of 2'57T08 for 100.29 feet. said
arc having a chord bearing and distance of
N502'17"E, 100.28 feet; thence leaving
said R/W line curve S89*1715"E, 228.31
feet;, thence S9*28'55"W, 101.18 feet
thence N89'715"W, 220:45 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Also known as Lot 4.
Treasure Bay Phase VII, Unrecorded.
DATED this 26th day of March, 1997.
S Gulf County Clerk of Court
BY: /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
2tc. April 3 and 10.1997.
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Mexico Beach is receiving an allo-
cation from the Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA), Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) Supplemental
Appropriation for Repairs and Expenses Related to
Hurricane Opal in the amount of $810.676.00. For
each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the
funds must benefit low and moderate Income per-
sons. The activities, dollar amount and estimated
percentage benefit to low and moderate income
persons for which the City Is applying are:
The City of Mexico Beach proposes to
Improve storm drainage In the area between
Maryland Boulevard and Georgia Avenue within
the City limits of Mexico Beach.
Construction Costs: $667,199.40 70% low and
moderate Income
Project Engineering: $62.476'60 70% low and
moderate Income
ProjectAdministration: $81,000;00 70% lowand
moderate income
The City of Mexico Beach plans to minimize
displacement of persons as a result of planned


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Worship Service 8:30 am
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PUBLIC NOTICES


JOHNNY HURLEY.
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHNNYHURLEY
401 Ine Rd., Apt #N-61
Dothan, AL 3630,
YOU ARE-HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition
for dissolution of marriage has been fied against
you, and that you are required to serve a coy of
your response or pleading to the petition upon
Petitioner's attorney, Timothy J. McFarland, P. O.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and file the
original- response or pleading in the office of Clerk
of the Circuit Court, 1000 Fifth Street Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before the 30th.day of April,
1997. If you fall to do so,.a default judgment will be
taken against you for the relief demanded In the
Petition.
DATED AT PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA, this March 27, 1997.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT


CDBO activities in the following manner. No dis-
placement is anticipated because all construction'
will occur within established rights-of-way. If anye
persons are displaced as a result of the planned,
activities, the City will assist such persons t,
obtain suitable replacement housing.
The public hearing to receive citizen view%
concerning the proposed project will be held at the
Mexico Beach City Hall, on Tuesday, April 8, 1997
at 6:30 p.m. A draft copy of parts of the application
will be available for review at that time. The appli-'
cation will be submitted to the state on April 23,1
1997. A final copy of the application will be madd-
available at City Hall on Monday through Friday
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.in,. within five
days, after April 23. To obtain additional infrma-
tion concerning the application and the public
hearing, contact Mr. John Mclnnis at (904) 648V
5700. The Public Hearing Is being conducted In a
handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an Interpreter for the hearing
impaired or visually impaired should contact Mr.
Mclnnis by April 4, 1997 at (904) 648 5700 and dni
Interpreter will be provided. Any non-Englishi
speaking person wishing to attend the public hear-
ing should contact Mr. Mclnnis by April 4, 1997,
and a language interpreter will be provided. To.
access a Telecommunicatibns Device for Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-955-8770.
Pursuant to Section !102 of the HUD Reform'
Act of 1989, the following'disclosures will be sub-'
mitted to DCA with the application. The City of
Mexico Beach and DCA will make the disclosures
avallble for public Inapec ucn upon request These
djscnvnures vill be made available or, or alter the'
date of submission of the application and shall
continue to be available for a minimum period of
five years. .,
1; Other Government (federal, state; and local)'
assistance to the project in the form of a gift,-
grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment,
rebate, subsidy, credit, tax'beneflt, or any other
form of direct or Indirect benefit by source and
amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all
developers, contractors, or consultants involved
in the application for assistance or In the plan-
ning or development of the project or activity.
3. The Identities and pecuniary interests of any
other persons with a pecuniary Interest In the
project that can -reasonably be expected to
exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request,
(whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants,
property owners, or others listed In two (2) or
three (3) above which are corporations, or other
entitles, the Identification or pecuniary Inter-
ests by corporations or entity of each officer,
director, principal stockholders, or other official
of the entity.
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provid-,
ed to the project by each of the providers of
those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and
amount
tc, April 3, 1997.
IN THE CIRCUIT CURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
SHERRY HURLEY
Petitioner/Wife, r .
and UA.75~-1 1 QA


IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
JANE ELLEN ENSLEY,
Wife/Petitioner,
and
BRETT KIRK ENSLEY.
Husband/Respondent. CASE NO. 97-121CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Brett Kirk Ensley
50 Brendle Rd.
Franklin, N.C. 28734
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
Is Post Office Box 185, Wewahltchka, Florida
32465, on or before the 2nd day of May, 1997, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on. plaintiffs attorney or Immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In the petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on the
.st day of April, 1997.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ M. Vaughan
Deputy Clerk
4tc, April 3, 10, 17 and 24; 1997.



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This column is provided as a service of the Gulf County Guidance Clinic. Inc., a professional counseling
and mental health center. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling or treatment services.


Dear Counselor:
I am totally frustrated with my
wife. We argue all the time and I
don't seem to say or do anything
right. She keeps coming to me with
problems I can't fix. When I try,
she just yells at me and says .
don't understand.
I have tried to make her happy
and she just won't be satisfied. I
bought her a new car the other day
to try and show her that I love her;
She was thrilled for a couple of
days, but now we are back at it
again.
What am I doing wrong?
Should I just give up? Is there any-
thing I can do to make her happy?
Signed,
Frustrated and Confused
Dear Mr. Confused,
Yours ,is not an uncommon
problem. There are undeniable dif-
ferences in men and women that
can become tremendous problems
in a marriage. Men tend to be ana-
lytical, problem-solving, and see
the world in black-and-white
terms.
Women, on the other hand.
tend to be intuitive, nurturing, and
flexible in their .thinking. The
result is two totally different view-
points on any given issue, unrea-
sonable expectations of the other.
and a tremendous breach in com-
munication. -
For example, when your wife
comes with complaints about the
rough day she had, you will be
inclined to tell her what to do to fix
the problem. The chances are that
she only wants you to listen and
acknowledge her feelings. This can
be frustrating for both of you. She
only wants your support anc
empathy. You want to do what you
do best-fix things. 1
Perhaps in your noble efforts
to give her material things and
solve her problems you are missing
the target. Your wife wants to know
that.you love her, care about her
feelings, and will listen and try to
understand her.


Communication is a common
problem in marriages and always
an area that needs work. The goal
in any exchange is for the other
person to understand, as accu-
rately as possible, the message
they are trying to get across,
You may start actively listen-
ing and trying to understand what
your wife is trying to tell you.
Active listening Involves, first of all,
not assuming you understand
what she's telling you. Ask ques-
tions and clarify what.she is say-
ing.
Second, show her you are lis-
tening by stopping what you are
doing and look at her. Third, be
careful of your own non-verbal lan-
guage. If she perceives that you are
being judgmental or inattentive,
she will become defensive and
angry. ::
Finally, express your under-
standing and support. Then you
can ask herwhat you can do to
help, without telling her what you
think you can do. Only she knows
what she needs.
There is an excellent book on'
the market:that addresses the
many differences in men and
women, Men are from Mars,
Women are from Venus, by John
Gray. Thisbook has some excel-
lent practical solutions to common
problems in'this area.
Additionally, Gulf County
Guidance Clinic has professional
counselors who are experienced in
marriage counseling. Please call
for an appointment if we can help.
Sincerely,
Ed Dennis, MS
Clinical Services Supervisor
Note: Please address your questions
and comments to:
Dear Counselor, 311- Williams
Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Names and addresses are optional
and will remain confidential.
Letters may be edited for length.
Urgent inquiries and requests for
professional counseling should be
directed by phone to 227-1145.


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Mexico Beach Jim Davis, Pastor
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worshipj- Sundays at 10;00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study S unays at 9:00 a.m. (all ages).
Wednesday Adult Prayer & BiblStudy, TeamKids (grades 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
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In Matthew 6:34 we
find, "Therefore do not be
anxious about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will be anx-
ious for itself. Let the
1 ,i day's own trouble be suf-
S. J ficient for the day."
Oliver F. Taylor There is a great deal of
V'sltation Minister, First concern in Port St. Joe,
United Methodist Church Gulf County and our sur-

rounding area. Times will bring anxiety and
uncertainty. As Christians we will need to give
support to each other. I believe in the power of
prayer.
In the past when Laura and I had some "very
lean years" we kept our faith strong. This was
not easy. However, our faith did not change
because of the times. Our belief in Christ was
the rock on which our salvation rested.
Today God will be with Gulf County and our
stronghold. Adjustments may have to be made,
but we can always count on God.


BY: Deputy Clerk
4tc, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1997.


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111 North 22nd Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Morning Church ......................9:00 a.m. CT
Church School ......................10:15 a.m. CT

CHRISTIANITY ON THE MOVE

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Evening Worship ..........7:30 p.m.
(904)-227-1724 Choir Practice
Rev. Zedoc Baxter Wednesday .............7:30 p.m.
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1st Annual Women's

Day Program Sunday
The Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church will be having its 1st
Annual Women's Day Program on
Sunday, April 6. They will also be
hosting a series of services before
and after the Woman's Day
Program.
The first program will be "The
Twelve Keys to the Kingdom" to be
held on Friday night, April 4th at
7:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday
night, April 5th they will have a
musical extravaganza at 7:30
p.m.
Next, on Sunday, April 6th
the program will be held at 11
a.m. and 4 p.m. featuring various
speakers. Last, but certainly not
least, from Monday night, April
7th to Friday night, April 11 at
7:30 p.m. nightly, they will hold a
holy-ghost-filled, house-rocking
revival, with Pastor Renita
Dickson and congregation of
Ecclesia Outreach Ministries in
Tallahassee.
Elder Robert Lowery, pastor
and the congregation look forward
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in all or a part of these services.
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GULF COUNTY

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From Page 2B
inquired about cutting the pavement to
install them. The Board requested that he
hold up on this project at this time.
ENTERPRISE ZONE-Tamara Laine,
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, pre-
sented a fax that she received regarding
proposed legislation for the State Enterprise
Zone Program.
The meeting recessed at 7:03 p.m.,
E.S.T.
SThe meeting reconvened at 7:15 p.m.,
E.S.T.
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGEN-
DA-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
the Supplemental Consent Agenda, as fol-
lows:
1) Invoice Higgins Electric Courthouse
Generator (#SC908502 $15,682.00 to be
paid from Emergency Management/
Courthouse Maintenance/County Court-
house: New Equipment)
2) Commodity Food Program Contract
#3560 ($4,420.00)
3) Enterprise Zone Development Agency
Recommendation (02/20/97)
4) Policy Sick Leave / Overtime Salaried
Employees
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYEE-Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Stanley, second by Commissioner
Yeager, and unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to post a notice of vacancy for a
Maintenance III position (Courthouse
Maintenance Department) and advertise for
San employee if no response is received.
WHITE CITY PARK DOCK / BEA-
CON HILL-Commissioner Knox reported
that the White City Park dock project is now
complete, and he will be proceeding with
the Beacon Hill Park project.
PROPERTY DAMAGE COUNTY
ROAD 386/SETTLEMENT-Chief Admin-
istrator Butler reported that there was no
traffic report regarding the incident where
Lyle Ake's truck was damaged due to the
.poor condition of an area on C386. Upon
discussion about paying for Mr. Ake's dam-
age, Attorney McFarland reported that the
County.needs to get a release from liability
when payment is made. Commissioner
Stanley moved to pay up to $400.00 to Lyle
Ake for the damage done to his truck, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion. After further discussion, the
motion passed 4 to 1, with Chairman Peters
voting no.
,WEWAHITCHKA FIRE DEPART-
MENT / 911 INFRACTION-The Board
discussed an incident that occurred regard-
ing a fireman calling 911 to find out the
location of a fire (there was a misunder-
standing on the location), and later being
given an infraction by 911 Coordinator
Nelson for improper use of the 911 system.
After discussion that a fire is an emergency,
Commissioner Stanley reported that he will.
talk to Mr. Nelson about this matter when
he returns from the Emergency
Management meeting.
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY /
GULF COUNTY C.S.B.G.-After discus-
sion about a letter from the Bay County
Board of County Commissioners that Bay
County Council on Aging will act as Gulf
County's Community Action Agency for
Community Services Block Grant purposes,
Commissioner Stanley moved that the
Board approve Bay County Council on
Aging as Gulf Cdunly's C:AA.''
Commissioner Yeager secopded the moon.
and it passed unanimously.
i ANIMAL CdNTROL PACILITY-
Upon discussion by Commissioner Stanley,
Dr. Timothy Nelson, and Laura Rogers
regarding location, construction, and possi-
ble donations for a new animal control facil-
ity, the Board requested that Commissioner
Stanley proceed with drafting a proposal to
bring before the Board.
HANDICAPPED ACCESS OLD
GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE-
Commissioner Traylor reported that the
Maintenance Department will begin work-
ing on the handicapped access ramp at the
Old Gulf County Courthouse on February
26th.
COURTROOM REPAIRS COUNTY
JUDGE-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the.Board agreed to
pay costs for remodeling of the Courtroom,
in the amount of $7,800.00 ($6,200.00
already budgeted in County Court Judge)
and amend the General Fund budget .by
reducing Reserve for Contingencies 'and
increasing County Court Judge:
Improvements to Buildings in the amount
of $1,600.00 to fund the difference.
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
GULF COUNTY C.S.B.G.-The Board
requested that Administrative Assistant
Wibberg send a letter to William A. McGill,
of the Capital Area Community Action
Agency, Inc. (Leon County), notifying him of
the Board's decision for Bay County to
serve as Gulf County's C.A.A.
,AWARD BID #9697-13 INDIAN
PASS BOAT RAMP-A'ler discussion that
only S30,000.00 Is available in the Florida
Boating Improvements Fund for the Indian
Pass boat ramp project, Commissioner
Yeager moved to award bid' #9697-13' to
Southeastern Mechanical Contracting if the
bid can be negotiated down to $30,000.00.
i Commissioner Stanley seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING--
Chief Administrator Butler reported that he
has'.some rough estimates on the new
administration building, and he reported on
the possibility of purchasing new air condi-
tioning units instead of using the old ones
from Bay County. After further discussion,
the Board agreed to add this topic to the
workshop to be held at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T. on
March 11, 1997.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Yeager, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
7:45 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 5, 1997
SPECIAL MEETING
The ,Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date In special ses-
sion with the following, members present:
Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and


Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
attorney Tim McFarland, Chief Deputy
l3erk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
lerk Towan McLemore, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrative Assistant
Debbe Wibberg,. Emergency Manage
ment/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
and Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
The meeting came to order at 5:06
p.m., E.S.T.
INDUSTRIAL PARK-Leonard Costin
and Dennis Weaver appeared before the
Board to discuss the possibility of the
County using the Industrial Park E.D.A.
grant funds to construct a buildings) at the
airport. Mr. Weaver reported that a feasibil-
, ity study must be performed In order for


funds to be available to Gulf County for the
airport, and the County's cost would be
$5,000.00 (the State D.O.T. would pay
$20,000.00). Wilton Miller reported that he
has approximately 50 acres in that area
which he would donate to the County for
this project, and Bob Clerk reported that he
is interested in leasing a building to repair
and rebuild airplanes. Upon discussion
that 2 locations have been approved for use
of these grant funds (both on the north end
of the County), Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he believes the County would
lose the funds if they attempt to change the
location again, After further discussion,
Commissioner Yeager moved for Chief
Administrator Butler to contact the
Economic Development Administration to
inquire about moving the site to the south
end of the County, and to proceed with the
project on the north end if they will not
allow for the site to be changed again.
Commissioner Yeager then moved to amend
the General Fund budget by reducing
Reserve for Contingencies and increasing
BCC: Professional Services to pay
$5,000.00 for the feasibility study to reno-
vate the airport (other grant funds may be
available for this project). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for, discussion,
and after further discussion, the motion
passed unanimously. Upon inquiry about
the "light" industrial park, Dennis Weaver
recommended calling it the: Gulf County
Business Park.
The meeting recessed at 6:28 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 6:40 p.m.,
E.S.T.
BUDGET-Chairman Peters dis-
cussed the memorandum he sent to the
Board on February 26, 1997 regarding

excess spending, stating that the Board
needs to be cautious with funding items not
budgeted (due to the possibility that an
emergency could occur).
SCHOOL BOARD-Chairman Peters
discussed requests from the School Board
for funds from the County for various
school projects, and the Board agreed that
future projects should have shared finan-
cial responsibility.
INVENTORY WHITE CITY FIRE
DEPARTMENT / SHERIFF'S DEPART-
MENT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
add a 1985 Mercury (VIN #]MEBP95F
7F2635449) to the White City Fire
Department inventory (transferred from the
Sheriffs Department), upon Commissioner
Knox inquiring about use of this vehicle by
the fire department.
There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
second by Commissioner Yeager, and unan-
imous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at
6:50 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 11, 1997
WORKSHOP
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in workshop
session-with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. (entered
Sat 5:14 p.m., E.S.T.)' and Commissioners,
Tommy Knox, John Stanley, Jr., Billy-E.
Traylor, and Warren J. Yeager, Jr. Others
present were: County Attorney Tim
McFarland, Clerk Benny C. Lister, Chief
Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan McLemore, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe Wibberg, Administrator/
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells, Building Inspector Richard Combs,
. .Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Solid Waste Director Joe
5 Danford, Veterans' Service Oflicer/S.H.I.P.
Administrator Bo Williams, 'and Sheriffs
Department Captain Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order at 5:03
p.m., E.S.T,
PROPOSED MOBILE HOME ORDI-
NANCE-The Board discussed the follow-
ing changes to be made to the proposed
mobile home ordinance:
1) Remove recreational vehicles from
the ordinance
2) Add information relating to the F.S.
which gives the County authority to adopt,
this ordinance
3) Add mobile home/modular home
definitions, from Admin. Codes
4) Delete Section 2, Subparagraph 2
(Skirting)
5) Delete Sectidn 6 (Regarding Year)'
6) Add 911 address requirement
7) Delete #1 and #2 on Final'
Inspection Sheet
8) Delete #1, #3-10, #12, #16, #19, &
#21- on Insp. Check Sheet
The Board further discussed the per-
mit fee, fines, inspections/ permits, and
requested that Building Inspector Combs
contact other counties regarding their
inspection/enforcement procedures.
GULF .COUNTY INDUSTRIAL
PARK-Chief Administrator Butler report-
ed that the Economic Development
Administration will not allow the County to
change the location for the Gulf County
Industrial Park (they must use one of the
two approved locanons). He stated that the
Board will need to take the following action:
1) Nodt l the property owner
2) Advertise for financing
3) Approve the Engineering proposal
4) Determine the number of buildings to be
constructed
The Board further discussed cost of
the property (16.77 acres at $7,200.00 per
acre), the match funds involved
($178,250.00), and financing of the project.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING--
Chief Administrator Butler presented a
breakdown of the estimated costs for the
new administration building, stating that
the total cost will be approximately
$350,000.00 (excluding electrical work and
duct work). The Board discussed the
expense of the glass partitions and the
drive-through window, and the need for
another handicapped access.
RAFFIELD FISHERIES-Chairman
Peters discussed a meeting with Gene
Raffleld regarding the property taxes on the
freezer (Mr. Raffleld Is contacting his
Attorney because he does not feel that he
owes these taxes). Upon inquiry, Attorney
McFarland reported that Section 4 of the
Lease Agreement states that the Lessee
shall pay the real property taxes. Chairman
Peters stated that the Tax Collector must
proceed if the taxes are not paid by the
deadline.
There being no further business, the
meeting did then adjourn at 5:58 p.m.,
E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN


ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 11, 1997
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Nathan Peters, Jr. and
Commissioners Tommy Knox, John
Stanley, Jr., Billy E. Traylor, and Warren J.
Yeager, Jr. Others present were: County
Attorney Tim McFarland, Clerk Benny C.
Lister, Chief Deputy Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan


McLemore, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrative Assistant Debbe Wlbberg,
Administrator/Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Building Inspector,
Richard Combs, Emergency Management/
911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Road
Superintendent Bob Lester, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, South Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuflln, Veterans'
,,Service Oflcer/S.H.I.P. Administrator Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Department Captain
Joe Nugent.
The meeting came to order at 6:15
p.m., E.S.T.
Administrator Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman Peters led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / SUPPLEMEN-
TAL CONSENT AGENDA-Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Stanley, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the Consent
Agenda and Supplemental Consent Agenda,
as follows:
CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Minutes
-February 20, 1997 Special Meeting
-February 25, 1997 Regular Meeting
:2) Inventory
-Transfer from Maintenance Department
to Solid Waste/Mosquito Control (#25-331 *
Ford Truck)
3) Road Name
-Sweetwater Shores Drive (New Road)
4) S.H.I.P.'
-Rehabilitation Loan Richard Boddye
($5,000.00)
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT AGENDA:
1) Court Order .
-Payment to Attorney Timothy
McFarland (Exum #96-138/#96-139/
#93-187/#93-197/#93-199 $1,541.00
to be paid from Public Defender: Conflict)
2) Easement for Fill Dirt (James Richard
Roberts)
3) Inventory
-Wewahitchka Search & Rescue (1986
Chevrolet Van #2GCGG31J9G4161804)
4) Invoice
-Fisher Construction -,Administration'
Building (Bid #9596-40 $48,040.00 to be
paid from BCC Buildings)
-Medicaid January,- 1997 (#9701 *
$7,102.11 to be paid from Welfare:
Medicaid)
-Preble-Rish, Inc. Administration
Building (#60834 $180.00 to be paid
from BCC: Professional Services
Engineering)
5) Planning & Development.Review Board
Recommendations (02/18/97)
6) S.H.I.P. Program
-Alvern Colvin (Rehabilitation Loan
Denial)
7) Travel
-BCC Financial Mangmt. Workshop
(4/17/97 Maitland)
INVOICES ROAD BOND PAVING
PROGRAM-Clerk Lister presented invoic-
es totalling $5,096.26 which were to be paid
from the Road Bond, stating that the road
bond funds have all been obligated. Upon
motion by Commissioner Yeager, secondby
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pay these invoic-
es from the County Road & Bridge budget.
RECEIVE BIDS (#9697-14) -
C.D.B.G. ADMINISTRATION-Pursuant
to advertisement to receive sealed bids
(#9697-14) for administration of a
Community Development Block Grant
($100,000.00 for use on .the new adminis-
tration buildings), the following companies
submitted bids: Angle Brewer & Associates
S(No Bid): Southern Research Center; Julian
Webb & Associates.
The Board tabled these bids for review
and recommendation by a committee con-
sisting of County Attorney McFarland. Chief
Administrator' Butler, and Emergency
Management Director Wells.
PUBLIC HEARING ABANDON-
MENT OF ROADWAY WENTLETRAP
AVENUE-Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider abandon-
ment of Wentletrap Avenue located in
Beacon Hill, Attorney McFarland read the
proposed, resolution and requested public
comment. Mike McDonald inquired about
utilities in this area and after discussion,
the Board agreed to table adoption, of the
Resolution Abandoning Wentletrap 'Avenue
until March 25, 1997.
PROPOSED MOBILE HOME ORDI-
NANCE-Upon motion by, Commissioner
STraylor, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
advertise to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of the proposed mobile home
ordinance (after incorporation of the
changes discussed at the workshop on
March 11, 1997 at 5:00 p m E.S.T.).
911/ROAD NAME MAPS-Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the 911
maps for the patrol cars have been
approved and sent to THE STAR for print-
ing.
MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYEE-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that no one signed. up for the
Maintenance III position (Courthouse
Maintenance Department), and the position
has been advertised.
POLICY INSTALLATION OF CUL-
VERTS-Chief Administrator rButler dis-
cussed that the Board's policy regarding
culvert installation does not address cul-
verts over 40 feet in length, and recom-
mended that the Board charge $50.00 for
each additional 20-foot segment.
INVOICE 1995 ROAD PAVING
PROJECT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved
payment of application #5 from C. W.
Roberts Contracting (in the amount of
$6,343.55) as final payment for the 1995
Road Paving Project.
GULF COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK
-PROPERTY/FINANCING/ENGINEER-
ING-Upon motion by. iCommissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
(1) purchase the property on State Road 71
(approved by E.D.A.), in the amount of
$120,000.00, for construction of the Gulf
County Industrial Park, (2) advertise for
financing of this project, and (3) approve
the engineering proposal from Preble-Rish,
Inc. ($65,860.00).
INVOICE-1995 ROAD BOND
PAVING PROGRAM/SECONDARY ROAD
& BRIDGE-Upon motion by Commls-
sioner Yeager, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of Invoice #33 from
Panhandle Grading & Paving for work on
the 1995 Road Bond Paving Project
($158,572.23 1995 Road Bond Funds /
$14,984.00 Secondary Road & Bridge
Funds).
COUNTY ROAD ABANDONMENT
REQUEST / SHANA LANE-Chief
Administrator Butler discussed a letter


from Roland & Brenda Shanahan, request-
ing that the County abandon Shana Lane in
White City. Mr. Butler reported that he has
researched this property, and the County
does not have ownership of this road. The
Board requested that he send a letter to Mr.
& Mrs. Shanahan, notifying them that the
County does not own Shana Lane.
ROAD MAINTENANCE / LUKE
FORD ROAD / CITY OF PORT ST.
JOE-ChiefAdministrator Butler discussed
the response received from the City of Port
St. Joe regarding the County's request for
their assistance in purchasing material to
place on Luke Ford Road to help alleviate
the problem caused by heavy trucks,
reporting that the City stated they did not
realize they would have to maintain the
road. After discussion about weight limits
and poor drainage on this road,
Commissioner Stanley reported that the
City's.trucks have been using an alternate
route.


REJECT GRASS-CUTTING BIDS
(#9697-11) / AWARD TRACTOR BID
#9697-8-Upon motion by Commissioner
eager, second by Commissioner Stanley,
"id unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
reject all bids received for grass-cutting ser-
vices on the Couhty right-of-ways (#9697-
i'l). Commissioner Yeager then movedto
award .Bid #9697-8 (Mosquito Control
Department tractor) to J. D. Swearingen
Equipment Company, in the amount of
$26,474.00, and Commissioner Stanley
seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion about the County cutting the
grass vesiis contracting It out, the motion
passed unanimously,
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOP-Chief 'Administrator Butler
reported that there will be an Economic
Development Workshop at the Centennial'
Building in Port St. Joe on March 13th at
10:30 a.m., E.S.T. r ,
STUMPHOLE PROPERTY REPAIR.
PROJECT-Upon. inquiry by Commission-
er Yeager regarding the D.O.T. Stumphole
repair project, Phillip.Jones reported that
the bids will be let in May and the start date
will be in August orSeptember.
INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP BID
(#9697-13)-Commissioner Yeager report-
ed that the bid from Southeastern
Mechanical Contracting; for construction of
the Indian Pass boat ramp (#9697-13), has
been negotiated down to $30,500.00. The
Board agreed to proceed with the project.,
ADVERTISE .FOR BIDS / .SAND
FENCING & POSTS -, GULF COUNTY
BEACHES-Upon motion by Commission-
gr Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
advertise to receive, sealed bids 'for sand
fencing and posts for the beaches in Gulf
County. : '
MOSQUITO SPRAYING-Upon, mo-
tion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Yeager, and unanimous vote, .
the Board agreed, to, advertise' to.receive
applications to hire 2 temporary employees
(truck drivers for mosquito spraying.
MEETING EMERGENCY MAN-
AGEMENT FUNDING-Emergency
Management Coordinator Nelson reported
on the meeting he attended regarding
Emergency Management funding, stating
that a poll was taken and of the 46 counties
attending, 41 voted to leave the funding as-
is and 5 voted to change. He further report-
ed that the State has said that there will be
no change at this time.
MEETING 11, CELLULAR CALLS
-911 Coordinator Nelson reported that he
will be attending a meeting in Okaloosa
County on March 12th, which will relate.to
FCC docket 94-102 (regarding 911 Cellular'
Call identification).
LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK
GRANT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
apply for a Law Enforcement Block Grant,
as requested by the Sheriffs Department.
RETIREMENT CHIEF CECIL
DONALDSON-Chairman Peters reported
that a retirement party will be held for Chief
Cecil Donaldson at the Community
.Building in Wewahltchka on March 13th at
5:30 p.m., C.S.T.
AMBULANCE -SOUTH GULF COUN-
TY E.M.S.-South Gulf County E.M.S.
Director McGuffin reported that the new
ambulance has been delivered, and he
thanked Wewahitchka Ambulance Service
for use of their truck during the interim.
FLORIDA D.E.P. / ST. JOE BEACH
PROPERTY-Building Inspector Combs
reported on a recent incident where Jimmy
S'Hambrick was cited by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection for
.using a disc on his property on Highway 98.
Mr. Combs reported that the property on St.
Joe Beach (inland side of Highway 98) Is
under D.E.P.'s jurisdiction. Commissioner
I.Knox requested that Mr. Combs draft an
...advertisement for the newspaper, to notify
Sresiden'ts of that area about D.E.P.'s
. Jh is ict6 '. ... ..
- "-RE-CERTIFICATION CONFER-
1.ENCE/VETERANS' SERVICE OFFI-
.:CER-Upon motion by Commissioner
Stanley, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed for
Veterans' Service Officer Williams to attend
a Re-Certification conference in Daytona on
April 17-24, '1997;
GULF COUNTY ECONOMY-Jim
Norton reported that he Is attending this
meeting at the request of Congressman
Boyd, due to their concern for Gulf
County's economy (in reference to 'the
recent lay-offs and the upcoming shut
down of the paper mill).
LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTY CAPE
SAN BLAS-Cpmmissioner Yeager reported
that Mr. Norton has been instrumental in
helping the County in their efforts to obtain
the Cape San Blas.Lighthouse Property. :.
The meeting recessed at 6:54 p.m.,
E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:14 p.m.,
E.S.T.
1995 ROAD. BOND PAVING PRO-
GRAM BAILEY ROAD-Commissioner
Stanley thanked the Board for paving Bailey
Road, in District.1, through the 1995 Road
Bond Paving Program.
COUNTY SIGNS--Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley.about the 'Welcome
to Gulf County" signs. Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that they have been wait-
ing on the supports for the signs (which
must meet D.O.T. specifications). After dis-
cussion, the Board requested that Mr.
Danford proceed with erecting the signs as
soon as possible.
S ANIMAL CONTROL 'FACILITY-
Commissioner Stanley reported that he had
been interviewed by the NES HERALD.
regarding the County's proposed animal
control facility, and stated that he and Chief
Administrator Butler will visit the lyndall
Air Force Base facility on March 14th.: i
R.I.D.S. :FAMILY PRESERVATION
/FAMILY SUPPORT. SERVICES
GRANT-Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Yeager,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
amend the General, Fund budget by reduc-
ing Reserve for Contingencies and increas-
ing BCC: Aid to Government Agencies byi
$1,250.00 to donate to K.I.D.S. to use as
matching funds for the.Family Preservation
/Family Support Services Grant (CFDA
#93-556).
'WEWAHITCHKA SEARCH & RES-
CUE-Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Stanley regarding the Wewahltchka .Search
& Rescue Unit not being called to assist in
Uhe search for the young maria who dlsap-
peared while swimming in the canal' in
Highland View on Saturday night (March
8th), Sheriffs Department Captain Nugent
reported that they were called on Sunday
morning. Chairman Peters reported that,
the Sheriff will be having a meeting on
March 12th with all of the units to work out
iany problems that they may have.,
WEWAHITCHKA FIRE DEPART-
iENT /911 CALIL-Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Stanley, about the
,-Wewahitchka Fire Department being. "repri-
manded" for using 911 to inquire about the
location of a fire, 911 Coordinator Nelson


Reported on a meeting he held with the
Wewahltchka Fire Department andd stated
that the 911 dispatchers will begin' repeat-
r ig locations of emergencies several times;
. otmissioner Traylor stated that he feels
this was a communication problem, and
sometimess a simple telephone call will solve
._these problems. .. !
'- DRAINAGE PROBLEMS GULF
'-AIRE PHASE II SUBDIVISION-
commissionerr Knox reported on a meeting
'of the Gulf Aire residents regarding their
t' drainage problems in that subdivision, and
stated that an agreement is needed between
(Cte Duren and the GulfAire residents.
-- ANIMAL CONTROL BEACHES-
*0.Cpmmissloner Knox reported that he would
ekllc input from the taxpayers in his district
-;agarding animals on the beach, from St.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997 PAGE 5B



,PUBLIC NOTICES',I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO: 97jP9CA
BARRIER DUNES DEVELOPMENT CORPORA-
TION. DBA .
PLAINTIFFS,
"'S
MARSHALL HAAS and TARANEH'AMIRKALALI
S DEFENDANTS.
Defendarit.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARSHALL HAAS
HAAS Group.
285 Peachtree Center A'e NE
Sulle 600
Atlanta GA 30303
,TARANEH AMIRKALAUI
Brentwood
665 Gretna Green Way '
Los Angeles, CA 90049
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on real property situate in
Gulf County, Florida described, as follows, to-wit:
Unit 34,' at Barrier'Dunes., ulf
County, Florida, more particularly
described in and according to the
Protective Covenants. Conditions and
Restrictionl of Barrier Dunes, record-
ed In ORB 107. page 227. public
records of Gulf County. Florida, the
First Amendment to the Protective
Covenants, Conditions and
Restrictions of Barrier Dunes, record-
ed at ORB 110, page 805, public
records of Gulf County, Florida, and
'the Second Amendment to Athe
Protective Covenants. Conditions and
Restrictions of Barrier'Dunes, record-
ed in ORB 128, page 118, public
records of Gulf County. Florida.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses. if any, to the action on
Petitioner's attorney whose name and address is
THOMAS S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32457, on or before April 16, 1997,
and file the original with the Clerk of Circuit Court.
either before service on Petitioner's attorney or.
immediately thereafter otherwise, a default will be
entered to the relief demanded In the complaint
Witness my hand and' seal of this Court on
the 5 day of March, 1997.
BY: /s/ Robbie S. Wells
DEPUTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
4tc, March 13, 20. 27,-and April 3,. 1997.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT ST.
JOE,
Plaintiff,


vs.
CASSANDRA RUSS,
Defendants.


CASE NO: 96-410-CA


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MR. WAYNE RUSS
403 Battle Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on real property situate in
Gulf County, Florida described as follows, to-wit:
Lots Thirty (30) and Thirty-Two (32).
Block One, Thousand and Eight
(1008), Unit No. 2 of Miliview
Addition, Port St. Joe; according to
the official map thereof on file in.the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy ol our
written defenses, If any, to the action on
Petitioners attorney whose name and address is
THOMAS S. GIBSON, Post Office Box 39, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32457, on or before April 16, 1997;
and file the original with the Clerk of Circuit Court,
either before service on Petitioner's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise, a\default will be
entered to the relief demanded In the complaint. -
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on
the 5 day of March, 1997.
BY: /s/ Robbie S. Wells
DEPUTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
4te, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 1997.

IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY



Joe Beach to the Bay County line. Bo
Williams stated that he is opposed to ani-
mals being banned from the beach.
DITCHES WHITE CITY-Commis-
sioner Knox reported that he and Road
Superintendent Lester will be in White City
on March 12th, so Mr. Lester can advise
him on which ditches in that area belong to
the County.
DITCH AMERICUS AVENUE / ST.
JOE BEACH-Commissioner Knox report-
ed that the work crew will be spraying the
ditch on Americus Avenue for weeds, and in
a few weeks they will clean the ditch.
BEACON HILL PARK-Commis-
sioner Knox reported that compost will be
'placed on the Beacon Hill Park property on
'March 12th, but it will be next summer
before the ball park will be ready for use.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
REPLACEMENT-Commissioner Knox
reported that the notice to receive sealed,
bids for construction of the new Highland
View water system has been advertised.
HIGHLAND VIEW' BOAT RAMP-
Commissioner Knox reported that he is
working with the Department of
Transportation and Gene Raffleld, regard-
ing placing a boat ramp in Mr. Rafileld's
marina.
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM
REPLACEMENT-Commissioner Knox
discussed problems caused during con-
struction projects, and reported that he
would like to have the contractor on the
Highland View water system replacement
work 4 10-hour days (Friday would be
make-up day) to have this project complet-
ed as soon as possible.
BEACHES CLEANUP DISTRICT
IH--Commissioner Knox reported that
.cleanup on the beaches in District III will
begin on May 1st.
MEETING CHIPOLA RIVER COM-
MITTEE-Upon request by Commissioner
Traylor, the Board agreed for Chief Deputy
Clerk Birmingham and .Road
Superintendent Lester to attend a Chipola
River Committee meeting at Chipola Junior
College on April 3rd.
BOARD POLICY-CULVERT INSTAL-
LATION-Upon motion by Commissioner
Yeager, second by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board agreed to
amend their culvert installation policy for
the permit fee to increase $50.00 per 20
foot length of pipe over 40 feet.
SEARCH & RESCUE UNITS-Upon
discussion by. Chief Administrator Butler,
the Board agreed for the Sheriff to be
responsible for contacting one of the Search
& Rescue Units (depending on location of
,the emergency); and immediately notifying
the other unit to,be on standby.
C.D.B.G. ADMINISTRATION BIDS
(#9697-14)-Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the bids received for adminis-
tration of the Hazard Mitigation Community
Development Block Grant (for the new
administration building) will be ranked,
and a recommendation will be made by the
committee at a later date.
BUDGET CITY OF PORT ST..JOE
/PAPER COMPANY-Chairman Peters
discussed that the County does not have a
problem with this budget year, but the
,upcoming budget year should be regarded
as an extremely serious situation for the
Board, the School Board, and the City of
Port St. Joe (due to the Paper Mill being
shutdown indefinitely as of April 1st).
S There being no further business, and
upon motion by Commissioner Stanley,
'second by Commissioners Yeager, and
unanimousvote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 7:40 p.m., E.S.T.
NATHAN PETERS, JR.
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
BENNY C. LISTER
CLERK


IN RE: The Marriage of
LEON MARCUS WILSON
Husband/Petitioner,
and
ROSALINDA WILSON,
Wife/Respondent CASE NO. 97-100

S NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Rosalinda Wilson
6th Street
Mexico Beach; Florida 32410
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy oDyour
written defenses, if any, to this action on DAVID C.
GASKIN, ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is Post Office Box 185, Wewahltchka, Florida
32465, on or before the 17th day of April, 1997,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
petition.'
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on the 11th day of March, 1997.
Benny C. Lister
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Benny C. Lister
Deputy Clerk
4tc, March 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 1997.

NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School
Board proposes to amend and adopt policies, as
provided for in the Administrative Procedures Act,
for the purpose of bringing said policies into com-
pliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of
Education Rules.
Summary, The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
4.315 Admission of Foreign Exchange Student
Economic Impact: These proposals will result In
no direct costs associated with implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 AM., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, April 8, l997
Place: BoardRoom, Gulf Counry School
Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office hours at the Gulf
County School Boird Office, 150 Middle School.
Road, Port St Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption is
authorized and the law being implemented and
interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Charles
Temple Watson, Director of Support Services and
approved for consideration, by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent
Amendments:
4.315 Admission of Foreign Exchange Student
2tc, March 27 and April 3, 1997.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALTRI-COUNTY
AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX
Notice Is hereby given that sealed proposals
will be received for a Tri-CountyAgricultural com-
plex to be located in Blountstown, Florida This
complex will be a multi-purpose agricultural center
and will serve Gulf, Libeity and Calhoun Counties.
Sealed proposals 'for this project will be
received by the Advisory Council for the Tri-County
Agricultural Complex at 340-B East Central
Avenue. Blountstown, Florida 32424 until
Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 11 am. central time:
Proposals for the Tri-County Agricultural Complex,
project will be opened publicly at that time at a
location, specified In proposal documents. The
Advisory Council for the Trt-County Agricultural
Complex reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all proposals.
Requests for proposal, documents may be
obtained at the above address or by calling
904/674-4519. Please reference Tri-County
Agricultural Complex proposal documents.
2tc, March 27 and April 3, 1997.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authorlty will
hold a public hearing at 2:00 P.M., C.D.S.T., April
16, 1997, at the Central Office of the Authority at
5302 Brown Street, Graceville, Florida. The pur-
pose oi this Public Hearing is to present. ur review
and comment. the Authority's intent to adopt a,
revised policy concerning granting preferences in
rhe selection of applicants for partrcipaUon in Its
Conventional Public Housing and Section 8 Rental
Assistance programs. The adoption of the revised
policy would eliminate the use of Federal
Preferences In Its' applicant selection process. The
three (3) Federal Preferences are: 1. Involuntarily
displaced. 2. Currently living in substandard hous-
ing. 3. Currently paying more than 50% of their
income for rent and utilities. The adoption of the
revised policy would establish three (3) Local
Preferences for use In its applicant selection
process. The three (3) Local Preferences are: (1)
Families with at least one adult.who is employed.
This preference Is extended equally, to elderly farm-
Slies or families whose head or spouse sl receiving
Income based on their Inability to work. 1(2
Families who are graduates of or participants In
educational and training programs designed to,
prepare the individual for the Job market (3)
Moderate Rehabilitation families who are currently
residing n a unit which is over crowded or under
occupied and there Is no applicable unit available
In the Moderate Rehabilitation development or
other Moderate Rehabilitation developments within
the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority
Jurisdiction. Interested persons, unable to attend
the Hearing may submit their comments in writing
to: Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority.
P.O. Box 218, Gracevlle, Florida 32440 or contact
Marilyn Phillips or Melissa' Alford at 1-800-365
9527.
2tc, March 27 and April 3, 1997.


SHIPYARD COVE PARK PROJECT #01918
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St Joe Commission will receive
sealed bids from any qualified person, company or
corporauon interested inconstructing the following
project"
SHIPYARD COVE PARK
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-
Rish, Inc., 402 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe Florida
32456, (904) 227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133 (3) Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 45 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to
the successful bidder.
Lquldated damages for failure to complete the pro-
ject on the specified date will be set at $100.00 per
day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed
bid, the bid number and what the bid Is for.
Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, on April 15, 1997. at the City of
Port St. Joe City Hall, 305 Fifth Street. P.O. Box
278, Port St Joe Florida 32456, and will be opened
and read aloud on April 15, 1997, at 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $75.00 per
set and Is non-refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
2tc, March 27 and April 3, 1997.

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 9697-17
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any person, company.
or corporation Interested In'providing the County
with the following goods/services:
Financing ulf County Industrial Park
Specifications may be obtained from the
Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000
5th Street, Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456 (904) 223-6113 / (904)
689-5068.
Please indicate "on the envelope that this is a
SEALED BID, the BID NUMBER, and what the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00 o'clock. P.M.,
Eastern Time, on April 8. 1997, at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Fifth Street, Room 148. Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all
bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
BY: Nathan Peters. Jr.
CHAIRMAN
2tc, March 27"andApril 3, 1997.



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AUCTIONI 3rd Annual Boat &
Car Auction in Carrabelle, Apr.
19th at the Castoldi Office Com-
plex. Accepting consignments
now! Wade ClarkAuctions, 904-
229-9282. AB1239. AU 177 AU1743
SM6t /13

AUCTION FRIDAYS, 7 p.m.,
Old Port Theatre, Port St. Joe.
Consignments welcome!
10% Buyer's premium Wade Clark Auc-
tions & Antique Mall, 904-229-
S9282. AB1239, AU 1737AU1743,
tfic 3/27

Antiques, Used Furniture, Old
China Pottery, Costume
Jewelry, and MuchMorel
Over Stocked Sale!
Thursday thru Saturday, Big
Barn Flea Market 8 Antiques





1983 Fleetwood Brougham Cadillac,
72,496 miles, new Sony cd. Runs
great, $2,000. See at Howard Creek
Cafe or call 827-2885. 1 tp 4/3
1975 Lincoln Continental, 1 owner.
227-1824. Itc 4/3
1985 Ford LTD, $1.200. 1977 Ply-
mouth Fury, $600. 648-8790.'
Itc 4/3
1976 Winnebago motor home, V-8,
pb, ps, $4,500 obo. 227-1376.
3tc 4/3
1986 Isuzu Trooper, 4 cyl., 5 speed, 4
wheel drive, -runs well, good condi-
tion, $2,600. 647-3354. Itc 4/3
1986 Olds Delta 88 Royale
Brougham, 4 door, V-6. $2.995. Buy
'here, pay here. Low down payment
w.a.c. Oakley's, 227-1294. tfc 3/27
1987 Olds Calais, 4 door, auto, air, 4
cyl. $2,995. Buy here, pay here. Low
down payment w.a.c. Oakley's, 227-
1294. tfc3/27
1993 Kawasakl Vulcan 750. good
cond., $2,900. Can be seen at 218
Ponce de -Leon or call 647-3599.
2te c327:
'96 Chevrolet Cavalier, am/fm cas-
sette, p/s, p/b, a/c, air bag, cruise,
under warranty, $11,500. Day or eve-
ning, 227-1381. 2tc 3/27
1995 Lincoln Towncar, silver, leather
seats, $19,500. Call 229-2727 days,
639-3600 evenings. tfc 4/3





Life After the Mill? Don't be laid off
again. Work for yourself. Laundry
for sale on Panama City Beach. Wa-
ter view, great location and poten-
tial. Business only w/lease. 904-
234-8458. ,2tp 3/27





Furnished apartment, all utilities in-
cluding cable. Call 229-9000 or 229-
2727. tfc 4/3
Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment,
$600 month plus utilities. Ocean
view. Call 647-3742. 4: tfc 1/3
One and two bedroom apartments. 2
blocks from beach. Beacon Hill, rea-
sonable. Call 912-246-1250. tfc 4/3
Two bedroom trailer. Douglas Land-
ing, first and last. Clean, fenced,
quiet. Prefer couples or singles, not
good for children. 639-2026. 4tc 4/3
Nice RV lot for rent, located at Beacon
Hill, 1/2 block from beach. For details
call 648-5905 after 6 p.m. 2te 4/3


Safe 'N Dry Storage
$25 month
214 3rd St., PSJ, FL
904-229-9000
Climate-controlled no mildew

Storage
Units

229-6200


Single wide trailer, 3 bdrm., 1 1/2
bath, on Overstreet Road, approx. 6
miles from Wewa. 648-5155. ltc 4/3
Food business and car wash, located
on 41st St., Mexico Beach. For more
information call 648-3090. 4tc.4/3
Two bedroom apartment, $385
month, $250 deposit. Available in
April. 229-6527. tfc 3/27
Two bedroom, cen. aii duplex, .Quiet
location, $350 a month, $200 deposit.
References. Available April 1, 1997.
647-3253. 2t 3/27
Office building, 301 Reid Ave. Call
227-7547. tfc 4/3
One bedroom-apartment at $310
month, $250 deposit. Call 229-6527.
tfc 4/3
Gulf Shore Court. Trailer for rent. No,
pets.-1 block from St. Joe Beach. 647-
5106. tfc 4/3
Mobile home lots for rent In Mexico
Beach. Call 648-5476. tfe 4/3
Liberty Manor Apts., 102 Liberty
Manor Circle, Port St. Joe. Afforda-
ble housing for the elderly and the
handicapped.
Cen. h &a, laundry facilities, energy
efficient const., stove & refrig., fur-
nished, fully carpeted, 1 bdrm., apts.
on site
Equal Oppor. Housing Complex.
Call 229-6353 for more information.
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
tfc 4/3
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.,
cen. h&a, screen.porch, carport &
laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apartment, stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No
Sets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto. heat &'
air, washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/
dryer hook-up.
Call 229-6777 after 7 p.m.
tfc 4/3

For Rent: 517 1/2 4th
St. 2 bdrm. upstairs
apt.. water 'furnished.
.$225 plus deposit. Call
227-5443.
tfr 3/13

Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 647-3665
Home: 647-5106

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Yard Sale: Saturday, April 5th, 8 a.m.
Riding mower, fishing gear, sewing
machine, puzzles, -lots of misc. Rain
or shine. 709 Maryland Blvd., Mexico
Beach.' Itp
2 family yard sale: Saturday, April 5,
8 am CST. Clothes, glassware, toys,
tools, electronics and lots of misc.
Rain cancels. ltp
Yard Sale: Miscellaneous items. East-
er hats and dresses. Saturday. April
5, 8 a.m. : Itp
Yard Sale: Saturday, April 5, starting
at 8:00 a.m., 216 7th St. Port St. Joe.
Gospel cassette tapes, still in papers,
Mary Kay makeup. Children's clothes,
baby items and other things.
Itc 4/3
Yard Sale: 308 Beacon Rd., Gulfaire.
Saturday, 8 a.m. till. Misc. household
items, crafts & supplies, etc.
Giant yard sale: Saturday, April 5th
at 522 Sixth St., Port St. Joe, 8 am. -
noon. Infants & toddler boys clothing
& shoes. Toddler girls clothing. Wom-
en's dress & casual clothing and
shoes. Maternity clothes, nursing uni-
forms. Two prom dresses & matching
shoes. Toys and misc. items. Mary
Kay products 50% off. All clothes
name brands. Itp 4/3

Yard Sale: Saturday and Sunday, 98
am. until. 434 Madison St., Oak
Grove. Twin bed, washer and dryer,
control box for 14' boat, clothes and
lots of misc. Itp


175 Charles Avenue $64,900




MHAINNON
3 bedrooms, 2 b lhs Land: l'x165 REALTY INC.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Lovely brick home on landscaped lo n m quet nagh- PORT ST. JOE
borhood.Plushcarpetig. quality ceilng ar.s. refinshed wood kichen c. b- 7 1
Inets. Ig. master bedroom w/private bath Buy this home for as low as m
$390.00,'monthl Price includes: range. oven, ceiling plans, reUlle dish and
receiver, carpet. drapes and blinds.


Yard Sale: Household items, clothing,
tools, art work. 690 Madison St, Fri-"
day and Saturday, 9 a.m. till. Itp'

Multi-family Spring Cleanout: chil-,i
dren's clothes, lots of misc. 619 Mar-
vin Ave., Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. -
till noon.
Yard Sale: Sat., April 5, 7 a.m. until.l
Children & adult clothing, toys and.
other misc. items: 504 17th St. beside,-
Long Avenue Baptist Church. Itp


HEP ANTE


St. Joseph Bay Country Club has part-
time position opening in restaurant
and lounge. Duties include waitress-
ing, bartending, and light cooking.
Dependability' a must. Experience
helpful but will train. Some weekends
and occasional evenings required.


Experienced kitchen help needed.
Experienced only need apply in per-
son at Fish House Restaurant be-
tween the hours of nine to 11 a.m.
tfe 4/3
Anchor Vacatior Properties looking
for a housekeeper inspector with
some office experience, $6.00/hqur to
start. Call Libia Taylor at 229-2777.
Itc 4/3
Leading Vacation Properties office
looking for an ambitious, orga-
nized, and dependable person for
front desk operations. Call 904-
927-2625 and ask for Janice.
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. look-
ing for ambitious experienced sales
agent to work the St. Joe and Mexi-
co Beach areas. Commission slip
80/20. Please contact Libia Taylor
229-2777. Itc 4/3
Permanent position for qualified a/c
technicians. Relocation required. Full
benefit package. Tallahassee, 904-
877-2226. Itc 4/3


Yard worker needed at Bayside Lum-
ber. Class D driver's license helpful.
Full time, apply in person call 229-
8232. tc 4/3
Youth Organizer. The Washington
Improvement Group Is seeking an in-
dividual to organize our youth compo-
nent. This Youth Organizeriwill have
an intimate knowledge of the North
Port St. Joe community, and will be
able to establish linkages with com-
munity youth. Excellent organization-
al and communication skills required.
Part time only. Salary $6 $8 hour,
depending ,upon experience. Must be
able to work evenings and weekends.
This is a grant-funded position, with
no guarantee of continued funding
beyond December 1997. Submit ;re-
sumes or letter of inquiry to Executive
Director, P. O. Box 754, Port St Joe,
FL 32457. ltc 4/3
El Governor Motel is now accepting
applications for housekeepers., Must
be at least 18 and have own transpor-
tation. Apply In person. No phone
calls please. 2tc 4/3


Housekeeper needed. Call 647-
3546. 2tp 3/27'
Cottage Cleaners: Weekend work,
possibility of other hours, transporta-
tion, dependability and quality a
must, $6.00 hr. to start. The Cleaning
Service. 227-3730. 2tp 3/27
'One person needed with CDL license
to work in yard. Bayside Lumber.
come by or call. 229-8232. ltc 3/27
Todd Land Development now taking
applications for truck drivers & equip-
ment operators. Apply at 2880 CR-30,
Simmons Bayou. 2tc 3/27
Part-time Girl Friday needed for busy
real estate office. Weekends a must
Please send resume to P. O. Box 123,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. tfc 3/27
Sheet metal mechanic, experience re-
quired. Sheet metal helper, no experi-
ence required. Good pay & benefits.
Panama City area. 785-9568.
2tc 3/27


TRADES &:SER[ICE


LPN will do childcare in my home,
Monday Friday. Ask for Dawn, 639-
4862. Itp 4/3
"You supply the paint, name your
price, and I will paint your house.
job guaranteed. References. Call
Mark at 229-1045." 2tp 3/27


RF #0066770 6ip ':3
Plumbing Repairs
Roger Stokes
647-3328
NEW CONSTRUCTION

MOWING RAKING WEEDING
EDGING TRIMMING
C.J.'s Lawn

Service
Serving Mexico Beach. St Joe Beach,' "
Port St.Joe& Wevwa'itchkiR : .
"I will work for YOU!" CLYDE SANFORD :
Mexico Beach, FL
(904) 648-8492

STUTZMAN ROOFING '
RC #0038936
Specializing in Reroofs *
Single-ply & Repairs
"Where quality is higher than price" '
229-8631
tfe s/3

C. R. SMITH & SON
Backhoe work, dozer work, root "
rake, front-end loader, lot hearing,
septic tanks, drain fields, fill dirt.
Rt. 2, Box A1C,PortSt.Joe
Phone 229-6018


COSTING'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
224 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe .
(904) 229-8581


SMALL ENGINE

REPAIR

Barfield's 229-2727


Introducing
Total Pool Maintenance
& Lawn Care Packages
Interior/Ext. Painting
As always call us for your .
FREE Estimate.

& U "'. -
Ipressure
Cleaning
SALL WORK GUARANTEED
INSURANCE m FREE ESTIMATES
COMMERCIAL s RESIDENTIAL
BILL W-HITE
CHRIS MORRISON
647-3215
348 Santa Anna St.
St. Joe Beach 32456


CUSTOM

LAWN

SERVICE
Jeff Wood 227-1559
Lawn Care, Edging,
Trimming, Mdwing,
Odd Jobs, Insured
4t 4/3


COINS BY THE BAYI
I buy and sell old coins and paper
money. Billy Stephens, fair prices.
Home 229-8104, Bus. 229-6803.
tfc 4/3


BOB'S PAINT &
BODY SHOP
29 Continuous Years of
Automotive Body Repair
SRebuild Wrecks
Body & Window Work
Expert Automotive Painting
FREE ESTIMATES on Your Body Work
Call or See BOB HEACOCK
Baltzell Ave. Phone 227-7229
tfc4/6


Plus Small Engine Repairs
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First St.
Phone 227-2112

5x,1 ,10x10 1Ox20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASKABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT
St. Joe Rent-All
First St. 227-2112


/ 0 9\ Residential
d Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Trealmams Restaurant Motel
SRea Control 'Condomininms
. Housaeho.A Psi Ci:.nir.i New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
i[ FAMILY OWNED
? PLEASANT :& PROFESSIONAL
Serving Gulf Co. & Surrounding Areas
Free Estimates & Insections


Steve Brant's Roofing
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call 229-6326
Mobile 899-0219 or 899-0218
toif


TRAVIS WILLIAMS.
229-8587 or 229-6189
Williams Lawn Service
Providing affordable lawn service to all
of Gulf County and Mexico Beach
FREE ESTIMATES tfcf3/3


LIC.#RF0051042. ,
RG0051008 ER 0011618
fr* JOHNNY MIZE PLUMBING
stil ates PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS
REMODELING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL .
INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES AND SEWER LINES
MINOR ELECTRICAL
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 904/229-6821

GULF COAST COATINGS
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL PAINTING
Serving Gulf, Calhoun and Bay Counties
Licensed and Insured Sr. Discounts w Free Estimates
639-3570 t 1f/6



TP PS, I r~nc
(formerly Richard Barfield Roofing)
ROOFING & SHEETMETAL
REPAIR & PATCHING WATERPROOFING
ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
RC#0050MS LICENSED BONDED
322 LONG AVENUE 229-9585
tfc 3/6



LOANS D & JIPAWN SHOP
.The Little House with the Big Deals"
Comer of E. Henry Ave. and Main St. Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Business: (904) 639-3202 Hours Mon.-Frl. 10-5, Sat. 9-12


Harmon's Heavy Equipment co.
Specializing in Black Top Soil
BULLDOZERS BACKHOES *LOADERS *TRACTORS DUMPTRUCKS
648-8924 OR 648-5767 if no answer



CARPET CLEANING
Ken Hicks Residential/Commercial
Carpet Water Damage
Upholstery Odor Control

Free Estimates, Call Anytime 648-8 58
tfc 6





'f "^ 'CUSTOM HOME PLANS
(904) 647-3548
Rose Mary Mapel
6240 Hwy, 98 West
Port St. Joe, FL 32456



ALLEN'S GULF
--- -.COAST IRRIGATION
Nelson, Rainbird and Toro
INSTALLATION and REPAIR
Free Estimates and Design
Allen Norris 229-8786 Pump Repair



S Pet & Property Tenders ri
S Residential & Business Security Checks
Pet Sitting in Your Home
by Joey & Marie Romanelli
904-229-1065
Emergency Maintenance/Pet Care/Property Chccks/Vet References


T.V. 8 V.C.R. Sales & Service
Zenith G.E. CA & Magnavox
Factory AutRbrized Service
We ServiceWhat We Sell:
Badcock Homeurnishings Center
310 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
904-229-6195


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 3, 1997 PAGE 7B


Kempfer Sawmill, Inc., located in Cen-
tral Florida, 50 miles SE of Orlando or
13 2. of Melbourne has job openings
for experienced sawmill personnel. If
you have been laid off & want to work
for a company who cares, give us a
call. Job opportunities include: equip-
ment operators, knuckle boom opera-
tors, log merchandising, machine op-
erators & lumber handlers. Pay will
depend upon qualifications and spe-
cific job applied for. Benefits are avail-
able For application & interview, call
407-892-2955 or write: Kempfer Saw-
mill, Inc., 6254 Kempfer Rd., St
Cloud, FL 34773. "Drug Free Work-
place." 2tc 3/27
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have
part-time sitter position available un-
der the Senior Companion program.
Applicants must be 60 years old,
have own dependable transportation,
pass a physical and meet income
guidelines. Applications will be ac-
cepted at the Senior Citizens Center
in Port St. Joe until March 31, 1997.
For more information call the Senior
Center at 229-8466. The Senior Citi-
zens are an equal opportunity em-
ployer and funded by the State of
Florida and federal government
tfc 4/3


Will do carpentry- and roofing even-
ings & weekends. Call Scott 639-
4862. ltp.4/3

Weddings Births Graduations Love
Sympathy Thank You Congratulatibns *
Anniversaries Holidays Awards, .Etc.
All occasions Greetings & Gifts
F.E.S.T.I.V.E. Art Club
13aith ana r ad ex/sebIdi in iCiq tat
inmPteiUs vituallj vEmyone.
390S. Tyndall Pkwy., #164
Panama City FL 32404
904-874-9791 Kathy Saada, owner



HOLLAND
ROCHE
DESIGN



House Plans
EPI Calculations
CAD Drafting
Advertising Graphics

WILLIE M.H. ROCHE
Tel. 104-227-U;2. ....- ..
S U.SB0 .. ,.


QUALITY

STUCCO

WORK
Interior & Exterior
Simulated Brick
Custom Bands & Coins
No Styrofoam, Just Real
Stucco
Call:
Tim -229-8588
Lew 639-3058

Painting by: DeGraff
S1f .tIb3


Ear


Homemaker Position Open: the Gulf
Co. Senior Citizens have a 20 hr. a
week homemakei- position open in the
Port St. Joe area. The applicant must
be 60 years of age or older, pass a
physical exam, have reliable transpor-
tation and be income qualified. Appli-
cants can be.picked up at our new lo-
cation 120 Library Dr., or you may
call 229-8466 for more information.,
We are an equal opportunity employ-
er. tfc 4/3
Small engine mechanics. Top pay, in-
surance, .uniforms, etc. Apply to Bob
Sowell, Sowell Tractor Co., Inc., 2841
Hwy. 77 N., Panama City, FL, 763-
5441. 4tc 3/20
The Gulf Co. Senior Citizens have
part-time sitter position available un-
der the Senior Companion program.
Applicants must be 60 years old,
have own dependable, transportation,
pass a physical and meet income
guidelines. Applications will be ac-
cepted at the Senior Citizens Center
in Wewahltchka until March 31,
1997. For more information ,call the
Senior Center at 639-9910. The Sen-
ior Citizens are an equal opportunity
employer and funded by the State of
Florida arid federal. government


THE BEACHES HOUSE/PET SIT-
TERS.. Collect mail / check lights /
locks / etc. Feed & exercise your pets.
As low as $6.00 a day. Mow grass /
pool care/etc. Willing for extra $$. Re-
liable couple. Contact Ron & Marine
Leopold at 647-3310 anytime/leave
message. tfc4/3

Wood Floor
Refinishing
Make those old wood floors
look like new. Don't replace -
Refinish!
Call Circle S Enterprise
827-4828, ask for Dusty


STUMP GRINDING
Average Stump $10.00
1,800-628-8733
A-l'Tree Service & Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
tfc 4/6
"'-

AVon

Catherine L. Collier
Independent Sales Representative
211 Allen Memorial Way Port St. Joe
-_- 904 229-6460

Residential Custom Wood
Commercial Industrial
A R Fence
Feaciaog ad Ceacret Worr
Abert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN #593115646 (904) 647-4047


ADOPTION
Loving couples looking to
adopt, you may select the
family, they will pay your
reasonable expenses.
Call Attorney
Madonna Elliott
(800) 325-41 14 anytime.


#746990.


4to3/27


/ Knobel Insured/License
Portable We/ding
Have Welder Will Travel
For All Your Welding Needs Including Aluminum & Stainless
Lowest Prices in Town
Boat Trailers Hitches Trucks Etc.
S(909) 648-599 Mexico Beach, Ft


0 2/6&2/20


Business and Personal Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service

FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth St.
Office (904) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (904) 227-3230 tfc 1/4 Port St. Joe, FL 32456

A/C, Heating, Refrigeration, and Ice
Machine (Sales/Service)
Ventilation Sheet Metal Fab. Natural
Gas & Electrical Equipment Contractor
arden e.fif.af ', et W
Service Co. "" 4"
Service. CoWewahitchka, FL 32465
Stam Mech. #RM0066465 Ernie "Cooter" Harden/Owner
Phone 904-639-2454 Cel. Ph. #227-5036 tfc3/6


i THE CABINET

SHOPPE
'- ~ Custom Kitchen and Bath
Jeff Powell, Owner

580 Palmetto Dr., Overstreet
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (904) 648-4088


MISlC. FO SUieJE


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hours, many other pluses. Could start
part tine. For interview, call today.
648-8565. tfc 4/3
$1,000's POSSIBLE TYPING. Part
time. At Home. Toll Free (1) 800-218-
9000, ext. T-9513 for listings.
4tp 3/20.
POSTAL JOBS $12.68/hr to start,
plus benefits. Carriers, sorters, com-
puter trainees, maintenance. Call to-
day for application and information, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days. 1-800-267-
5715, ext. 30. 3tp 4/3






24' dual axle boat trailer, $800 or will
trade for utility trailer of equal value.
648-8121. ltc 4/3


STRICKLAND ELECTRIC
All Type Electrical Work
24 Hr. Service
UC. R0013168 INSURED
647-8081
ALAN STRICKLAND



Motley's Pressure

Cleaning





Houses, Driveways, Patios,
Sidewalks, Mobile Homes,
RV's

SONYA MOTLEY
227-6557
647-3212
(Leave Message)
tfc 12/12


Bantam chickens, male and female,
total of nine, $18 for all. Call 639-
2807. ltc 4/3
Whirlpool washing machine like
new, new timer. 227-1255. 2tp 3/27
14'x55' Liberty 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
new appliances, new hot water heat-
er, newly carpeted w/storage shed,
$8,500 cash firm. Set up in park.
648-8201. tfe 3/27
Two rooms of carpet, in good condi-
tion, w/pad. 12x12' at least for ea.
room, toast brown color, $100. 227-
1849. 2tc 3/27
Two 1987 Kawasaki jet skis, $1,000
obo. Call Tommw at 229-6446.
3tp 3/27
'92 camper, Catalina Coachman 21',
like new. Can be seen at 486 Madison
St., or call 229-6274.' 2tp 3/27


Port St Joe Lodge No. 111
.Reg. Stated Communication
,' 1Ist and. 3rd Thursday of each
Month, 8:00 p.m..Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave.
Richard Robinson, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.
1st & 3rd weeks -Dec.


A-I IL O 8
MUFFLER SERVICE
HOURS:
Monday Friday, 9-6
Saturday 8-5 CST
COMPLETE OIL CHANGE

$1 8.95 plus tax

COMPLETE MUFFLER
SERVICE
We Custom Bend Pipe for You.
Offering Complete
Outboard Motor Repair.
Owned & Operated by Danny Clayton
133 S. 2nd St. Wewa
639-4174 or 639-4175
tfc 2/6


-St. Joe Glass & Mirror -
202-B Hwy. 98 Port St. Joe, FL 32456' 227-3885
Mirrors Plex-Glass Furniture Tops Desk Tops
Residential Commercial Industrial Shower Doors
Boat Glass Heavy Equipment Glass t wa3


Peeee Heating & Cooling
LICENSED INSURED SALES AND SERVICE
AIC Heating Ice Machines Comm. Refrigeration *New & Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce Phone: 229-2665
State Uc. #RA006406 229-COOL


Williamson's st. Lic. #375
Well Drilling & Pump Service

Croska Williamson. P. O. Box 1173
639-2548 Wewahitchka, FL 32465


PUMP REPAIR& SALES LICENSED INSTALLERS
H & tM IRRIGATION
for All Your Watering Needs
HAL KEELS FREE 229-2738
JAMES WILEY ESTIMATES 227-7205



EXCELL HOME & AUTO

LAWN CARE HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE
OTHER MISC. & GENERAL OFFICE WORK
647-3223 OR 229-2572
4tp.3/20/97



MR. MILDEW REMOVER
EXTERIOR CLEANING, Exterior 8 Interior Painting
Mildew Removal by Chemical Treatment
Tony Thompson
Thomhpsoan Cleaning Service
653-3560 located jn Apalachicola
tfc 3/13



JZp/cuk 6Sleanij Seuice'

RESIDENCE OFFICE'- CONSTRUCTION
Honest, Dependa le, Reasonable
References
*904-653-9760, Mary Vause
Leave Message
tfo 3/13


Experienced housekeepers needed g' tatching family room furniture, solid
part-time Saturday only. Paid by the iAplne, drop in cushions, couch, 2
unit with a potential of making $75- ~dairs, 2 end tables, coffee table, otto-
$100 per day. 8743 Thomas Dr., Pan- i man $275, $275. 648-8190. Ite 4/3
ama City Beach. Call .904-235-8794. a'
3tc 3/20 .' Qne waterbed. 2 chests, 1 dresser, 2
chairs. I coffee table. 1 rocking chair.
LOOKING for mature individual to as- iCall 229-8829 If Interested. Itp 4/3
sist Regional Vice President of Primer- '"
Ita Financial Services. Take charge Tomato Plants, Eggplants, Sweet &
and manage a portion of our multi- 1Bell Pepper Plants, Hot Pepper Plants,
faceted business. We offer high com- 10* each. W. River Road Garden,
mission income potential, flexible Wewa, 639-2885. 2tc 4/3


I HEL WATE m I


909 20th Street New Price $79,900



7 .
... 0| : HANNON


I -drs 2 o Ld 5.1.. REALTY INC.
S'ECIAL FUFLATRES Th i 6 a well nuanramed home located r. a nice family PORT ST. JOE
night, rri:',d nconv'n,nr In jo iuches.' ,cdool and the hospital 15'x3 above
grrn.d proi deck. iand chim Llin rence Double m'ularea indowij ows l .a
pipEr c.nrni hri and ir. iJder, wr.ih bremikir irei and farmly mom. Price 227- r
include: r-n dishwasher mni blmds carpet. and ernmdl blinds.


123 Gulf Street, $79,900





1, ,.' HANNON
REALTY INC.
) Bedrooms 2 Bair, Larnd 2 lri::2 PORT ST. JOE
SFECIAL FEATTURES Annrice I slorv i.-r.crete bl.xk n:ime or, piers lu:l I PORT ST. JOE
bl;.ik fr.m the pch Remcdelred i r.ew riN.l ne.w inl. nwc r. hl ier 227-1450
heatsr Endoel prch. bidik deck central neit..'rar. MiNer bedr:i.'i lh sll 227-1 4
bath Lin'g room his berber-rte cairper and troik ilnriitn rn, c nrludct:
rel'n ientir stlo dishwasher c ,rt' d.ling nir.

140 Pine Street $169,900


'I. ....... ,R T I ^ -

Sas s HANNON
i Bedrsms 2 ,rihs Lana 15|000 .rcoieri R A I
SPECiAL FEATiF.S ArEraitrve haome in qu.et neighborhood. 2 blocks from R AL IN
beach lors of L.ngi Fsp.e w,'Fi room. g. screened porth, lanmul room with
fireplace, .cparae dinmin r-.)r modEm lurd.en. One bedroom features t PORT ST. JOE
own fireplace wiih drcl to ihe prino Liaded wilh enra features Lot ha pe- 7-1450
ciil dri2raE. v'err all around the house Roof has double humcane dips.l JJ
Pricn indudes newr disposal aish.visher srove rPeng. nucroo*ave, gas gnll
i.ihe, dry..i- c Iing ins birds.


012 Long Ave. -New Price $65,900




HANNON
REALTY INC.
4 bedrooms, 2baths PORT ST. JOE
In-ground pool on .70 acres in town. 2 7
Fixer-Upper Finance the improvement 227-1450
with your purchase Creat Investment
Payments as los% as $360'mo.!


U Pick Strawberries, Sweatmore
Ranch, located 16 miles from Panama
City Mall, off Hwy. 231 on Veal Rd.,
904-722-4819. 6tc 3/20
70 hp Evinrude controls, steering
cable, excellent cond. $1,200 obo. 32'
travel trailer, 3400 lb. tongue wt., self
contaired. excel, cond. $6,000. Call
827-2838 or 579-3946. tfc 4/1
LOOK .. carpentry, window re-
placements, screen/glass rooms -
siding, you name itt Expert work
and nothing less at rock bottom pric-
es. Be glad to show you what I've
done! 647-3452, 24-hour service.
THE HOUSE DOCTORS. tfc 4/1


The Big Barn supports our
mill employees, telephone
co. employees, railroad
employees, woodlands, and
local merchants 8 families.


No payment no interest
until July 1997
ST. JOE RENT-ALL
706 Ist St. 227-2112
White Snapper Sthl Echo
Outdoor Power Products





Catahula / blue tick hound-mix, 1
year old. Spayed, all shots current.
Great with kids. Free to loving home.
648-4153. ltc 4/3
FREE puppies. Black lab & bassett

hound mix, 6 weeks old. 827-2910.
ltc 4/3
Start now to prevent fleas on dogs &
cats without internal poisons. Ask
BARFIELD'S LAWN & GARDEN 229-
2727 about HAPPY JACK TABLICKS.
Chewable, nutritious. Repels fleas
naturally. 6tc 2/27
DOG GROOMING PLUS, 227-3611.
Professional .grooming, special dis-
counts for weekly bathing, dipping
available. Boarding for dogs & cats.
tfc 4/3
PET & PROPERTY TENDERS. In
your home pet sitting by Joey and
Marie Romanelli, 229-1065. tfc 4/3





3 bdrm., 2 bath mobile home, car-
port, screen porch, central air/heat,
well pump, Ig.lot' By appt. only. 647-
4061. 7048 Alabama Ave. 3tc 3/20
One acre of land in Whispering Pines
Sub;, in Wewva. Call 639-3737 or'
evenings. 639-34 10. ". tfe4/3
Home for sale by owner brick home,
1 1/2 lots, nice neighborhood. 4 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, family room, sun
room. Formal living & dining room.
Custom kitchen & breakfast nook,
hot tub, swimming pool, large deck,
fenced in back yard. 2700 sq.,ft. heat-
ing & cooling. Location 103 20th St.,
PSJ (904) 229-8409. By appointment
only. tfc 4/3


3 bdrm. house at Beacon Hill.: Recent-
ly remodeled, cen. h/a, screened
porch, Ig. lot, 2 blocks from beach.
New carpet and vinyl throughout.
904-592-5071. 8tp 3/6

Three bedroom, 2 story brown brick
house in Port St. Joe on Gautier Me-
morial Lane, next.to park. Includes
furniture. Ala. 205-332-8123 or Fla.
- 904-648-4740. Owner will finance.
tfc 4/3
Two bedroom townhouse on water-
front off 38th St.,' 117-D South. In-
cluding furniture. Ala. 205-332-
8123 or Fla. 904-648-4740.
tfc 4/3
Wewa, one bdrm., one ba. trailer'w/
large screened porch, carport, nice
large comer lot near public boat land-
ing. $27,000. 639-5920. tfc 4/3
Bay front home, executive 3 bedroom,
2 bath, fully furnished, immaculate.
227-7506. tfc 4/3
Want to Buy: house in Port St Joe
area that needs a little work. Call Pat
227-3511, if interested in selling.
tfc 4/3
Brick house, 3 bdrm.,' 1 ba. living
room with fireplace, din., kit., utility
rm, cen. heat and air, corner lot, 115
Sailfish St., Highland View. 227-1604.
By appointment only. tfc 4/3
1/2 acre lots, 5 miles n. of Overstreet
Bridge at Creekview Subd., with sep-
tic tank & well. $2,5000 down,
$132.16 mo. Call George. 229-6031.
tfc 4/3
2.73 acres for sale at Sunshine
Farms, comer lot, $15,000 negotia-
ble. 827-2379. tfc 11/9.
SFor sale by owner: two story new
home, 2048 sq. ft., 3 bdrm., 2 1.2
bath, master bdrm., 22'x16' with gar-.
den tub, sunken den w/flreplace and
home theatre system with surround
sound. Front and rear porch, 12'x16'
util. shed. By appt. only. 101 Yaupon,
229-6411. tfc 4/3
1/2.acre lot with septic tank. Over-
street Road. Owner financing, 227-
2020, ask for Billy. 'tfc 4/3
LOTS FOR SALE-On Cemetery Road,
1 'mile off- Overstreet Road, 9 miles
south of Wewa. Owner financing. Call
229-6961. tfc 4/3
3 bedroom, 2 ba. home, sunken LR
w/gas log fp, cathedral ceiling. Break-
fast bar separates kitchen & dining
area. Back yard enclosed w/privacy
fence. Lg. deck, 2 story fort & play
area for kids. Excel. neighborhood in
walking distance to schools. 2009
Marvin Ave., 229-8620, appt only,
$112'.000. tfc 4/3





Want to-Buy: 1985 Honda Accord LX
2 door with a.t 648-5905 after 6 p.m.-
2tc 4/3


Call 227-1275 to
Place Your Classified
lAd -Advertising Works!


CA,


TRADE & SEVICE


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PAGE 8B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APR. 4, 1997

Florida Sheriff's Assn. Opposes Early Release of Violent Criminals

.. a Misguided Plan Which Favored Immediate Savings dof Tax Dollars Over Concern for... Safety ... of Citizens"


Sheriff Geoff Monge, presi-
dent of the Florida Sheriffs'
Association, and recently speak-
ing in behalf of the 67 Sheriffs of
Florida, expressed outrage at the
early release of hundreds of dan-
gerous felons from the state's
prisons back into Florida's com-
munities.
"Legal mechanisms were
passed by the Florida legislature
over a decade ago, programs
intentionally, designed to allow
"early release" of state inmates for
the sole purpose of alleviating
prison overcrowding," Monge
noted, "but it was a misguided
plan which favored immediate
savings of tax dollars over con-
cern for the everyday safety of our
law,abiding citizens."
While Florida's sheriffs join
all Floridians in being concerned
that prisoners continue to be
released early, we recognize and
applaud the work of the Florida
legislature over the past four
years in their attempts to remedy
the problems which have led to
this early release concern.
Funding has been provided
for thousands of additional prison
beds to accommodate the number
of prisoners sentenced to state
prison. Under the leadership of

Arizona Chemical Continues
Commitment to Education
Through Sponsorship of
WonderScience Program
Arizona -Chemical has. been
recognized by the Education
Divisions of the American
Chemical Society, the American
Institute bf Physics and the
American Mathematical Society
for the company's generous
efforts to improve the quality of
elementary science education
through the sponsorship "of
WonderScience program.
WonderScience provides ele-
mentary school teachers greater
access to completely developed
and inexpensive, safety-tested,
hands-on science activities that
integrate science with math and
technology and challenge a stu-
dent's critical thinking skills.
Lendy Willis, principal at
Waller Elementary in Panama
City/said, "As we seek ways to
prepare' our students for the
future, we realize that knowledge
of science and science-related
themes, will' become Increasingly
important. Your sponsorship will'
help us educate our students to
maximum potential."
Each school sponsored by
Arizona Chemical received eight
issues of the WonderScience pub-
lication, accompanied by a
teacher's guide during 1996-97. A
total of 80 elementary schools in
the Panama City, Port St. Joe and
Pensacola area participated in the
program. The sponsorship will be
duplicated during the 1997-98
school year and will include
schools from the Picayune,
Mississippi area. Arizona Chem-
ical has operations in each of the
communities where it sponsors
the WonderScience Program.


Governor Lawton Chiles, the
Department of Corrections has
built the beds and now has sever-
al thousand empty beds available.
Also, during the 1995 legisla-
tive session, the "85%" law
passed, meaning that all felons
sentenced after October 1, 1995,
must serve 85% of their court
imposed sentence.
The sheriffs continue to sup-
port the Stop Turning Out
Prisoners (STOP) movement, an


initiative which is attempting to
place a constitutional amendment
on the ballot to make the 85% law
a constitutional requirement. ,
The Sheriffs of Florida also
believe we have one more vestige
of the "old system" that the legis
lature must address-that 6f
"sentencing guidelines." I
The sheriffs are joining with'
the Florida Police Chiefs, our 20
State Attorneys, and the Florida
legislature to abolish sentencing


guidelines, a release mechanism
initiated in 1983 which brought
us to the situation we" find our-
selves In today.
Originally touted as a way to
-keep violent offenders in state
prison for a longer period of time,
sentencing guidelines have served
to keep thousands of felons from
ever entering the state prison sys-
tem at all. Sentencing guidelines
set thresholds for prison admis-
sion so high ;that a felon who


"only" breaks into homes or steals
cars for a living can barely gain
admission into the prison system.
A bill that would abolish sen-
tencing guidelines, sponsored by
Rep. Carlos Valdes and Sen. Jim
Home is now being considered by
the Florida legislature.
'We need your help and we
respectfully urge all. citizens to
call their state legislators and
senators, and urge them to join
with the Florida Sheriffs


Association, the Florida Police
Chiefs Association and the Florida
Prosecuting Attorneys in support
of the abolition of sentencing
guidelines," Sheriff Monge said.
"Florida is a safer place now
than it was just a few years ago.
With the help of the legislature,
and the positive steps they have
taken, we have seen a downturn
in crime in Florida for the first
time in years," the sheriff further
noted.


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